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Research Article

Do Breast Cancer Patients Tested in the Oncology Care Setting Share BRCA Mutation Results with Family Members and Health Care Providers?

Table 1

Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of study participants who had BRCA testing ( 𝑛 = 7 7 )a.

CharacteristicMean (SD, range)

Age at diagnosis (years)47.6 (10.7, 24–69)

Current age (years)52.0 (10.9, 25–70)

Time since diagnosis (months)44.5 (70.2, 0.6–339.9)

n (%)

Current stage
 Stage 119 (24.7)
 Stage 2/324 (31.2)
 Stage 46 (7.8)
 Unstaged7 (9.1)
 Other/unknown14 (18.2)

BRCA test result
 Positive 3 (3.9)
 True negative 31 (40.3)
 Uninformative 11 (14.3)
 Do not know/other 19 (24.7)
 Did not report result 13 (16.9)

Previous surgery
 Yes64 (83.1)
 No 9 (11.7)

Primary payor at diagnosis
 Private insurance44 (57.1)
 Public insurance18 (23.4)
 No insurance2 (2.6)
 Other11 (14.3)

Education
 High school or less13 (16.9)
 Vocational school/some college25 (32.5)
 College graduate and beyond36 (46.8)

Total household income prior to diagnosis
 ≤35 K20 (26.0)
 >35 K to ≤50 K12 (15.6)
 >50 K30 (39.0)
 Prefer not to answer 14 (18.2)

Marital status
 Married or living with partner51 (66.2)
 Other26 (33.8)

Race
 White63 (81.8)
 Black5 (6.5)
 Other6 (7.8)

aPercentages may not add up to 100 due to missing data.

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