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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)
Residence(house locality)
Marital status
Employment status
 Urban employee39665.1
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)
Metastatic breast cancer state (State M)
TNM Stage
Disease duration, months (Mean=38.2, SD=40.9)
Menopausal Status
Type of treatment
 Chemotherapy only28847.4

TNM: tumor, node, and metastases classification of malignant tumors.
Exchange rate: according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data (
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.