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Research Article

Health-Related Quality of Life among Women Breast Cancer Patients in Eastern China

Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of the participants (n=608).

CharacteristicsNumberPercentage ()

Age (Mean=48.0, SD=9.6)
 <4522036.2
 45-5422436.8
 ≥5516427.0
Residence(house locality)
 Rural29949.2
 Urban30950.8
Marital status
 Single274.4
 Married53988.7
 Divorced/Widow426.9
Employment status
 Urban employee39665.1
 Peasants15625.7
 Unemployment477.7
 Others91.5
Educational level
 Illiteracy or Primary school20032.9
 Secondary school12821.1
 High school/technical secondary school13121.5
 University degree and above14924.5
Annual household income (Chinese Yuan, CNY)
 <30,00016126.5
 30,000-80,00026243.1
 80,001-150,00015325.2
 >150,000325.2
Metastatic breast cancer state (State M)
 Yes14123.2
 No46776.8
TNM Stage
 0-I17528.8
 II14223.4
 III21835.8
 IV7312.0
Disease duration, months (Mean=38.2, SD=40.9)
 ≤1219031.2
 13-3619732.4
 37-6011218.4
 ≥6110918.0
Menopausal Status
 Pre-menopausal27445.1
 Post-menopausal33454.9
Type of treatment
 Chemotherapy only28847.4
 Others32052.6

Note:
TNM: tumor, node, and metastases classification of malignant tumors.
Exchange rate: according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data (https://data.oecd.org/conversion/exchange-
rates.htm), the average annual exchange rate between US$ and CNY in 2014 was US1 = CNY 6.143, and in 2015 it was US1 = CNY 6.227.