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Table 1 Characteristics of the 7372 Danish breast cancer women (by cancer stage) and the 213,276 controls

From: The effect of breast cancer on personal income three years after diagnosis by cancer stage and education: a register-based cohort study among Danish females

  Cancer survivors Cancer-free
  Localized Metastatic Control group
N 3769 3603 213,276
Age, years, mean 50.47 50.47 50.47
Danish, percent 95 95 95
Civil status    
Married, percent 70 70 69
Single, percent 23 21 22
Cohabiting, percent 7 8 9
Children    
Proportion with no children at age 30, percent 27 28 24
Education    
Compulsory education, percent 26 27 29
Vocational education, percent 37 36 37
Further education, percent 37 37 33
Income(gross income)    
Change in income t-2 to t + 3, 1000 DKK, mean −1.19 −3.87 5.36
Income t-2, 100,000 DKK, mean 2.41 2.39 2.31
Out of labour force t-2, percent 6 7 7
Health indicators    
Hospitalization 2–5 years before baseline, percent 47 46 45
Drugs for somatic diseases 2–5 years before baseline, percent 69 67 66
Drugs for mental health 2–5 years before baseline, percent 23 21 18
GP contacts 2–5 years before baseline, number, mean 6.42 6.21 6.04
  1. Note: All figures for metastatic cancer survivors and the cancer-free control group are age standardized to the population with localized cancer.