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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics, reproductive and breast cancer history of women

From: Weight changes and lifestyle behaviors in women after breast cancer diagnosis: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total n (%) Mean (95% CI)
Age (years) (Median)   53.00
Ethnicity   
   Malay 210 (57.1)  
   Chinese 122 (33.2)  
   Indian and Punjabi 36 (9.8)  
Marital status   
   Single 18 (4.9)  
   Married 304 (82.6)  
   Divorced/Widowed 46 (12.5)  
Education years (years)   8.96 (8.56-9.36)
Employment status   
   Employed 113 (30.7)  
   Unemployed 255 (69.3)  
Monthly personal income (RM)   636.84 (500.32-768.12)
Monthly household income (RM)   2022.58 (1897.89-2426.08)
Menopausal status at study entry   
   Pre-menopausal 70 (19.0)  
   Post-menopausal 298 (81.0)  
Age at diagnosis (years)   48.53 (47.60-49.46)
Time since diagnosis (years)   4.86 (4.50-5.21)
Stage of cancer   
   Stage I 117 (31.8)  
   Stage II 151 (41.0)  
   Stage III 58 (15.8)  
   Not known 42 (11.4)  
Treatment   
   Lumpectomy 62 (16.8)  
   Mastectomy 293 (79.6)  
   Radiotherapy 293 (79.6)  
   Chemotherapy 305 (82.9)  
   Hormonal therapy 159 (43.2)  
Family history of cancer   
   Yes 115 (31.2)  
   No 253 (68.8)