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Table 2 The main features of the patients by groups

From: The quality of life of Croatian women after mastectomy: a cross-sectional single-center study

  Number of patients (%) p a
1 month after surgery 1 year after surgery Total
Level of education
 Unfinished primary school 1 (2) 2 (3.9) 3 (3) 0.331
 Primary school 15 (30) 7 (13.7) 22 (21.8)
 High school degree 21 (42) 28 (54.9) 49 (48.5)
 College degree 7 (14) 6 (11.8) 13 (12.9)
 University degree 6 (12) 8 (15.7) 14 (13.9)
Marital status
 Single 1 (2) 2 (3.9) 3 (3) 0.428
 Married 33 (66) 33 (64.7) 66 (65.3)
 Common-law marriage 3 (6) 2 (3.9) 5 (5)
 Divorced 6 (12) 2 (3.9) 8 (7.9)
 Widowed 7 (14) 12 (23.5) 19 (18.8)
Live alone 6 (12) 9 (17.6) 15 (14.9) 0.577b
Body image is important to them 35 (70) 38 (74.5) 73 (72.3) 0.661b
Familiar with the method of reconstruction 32 (64) 41 (80.4) 73 (72.3) 0.078b
Would agree to breast reconstruction if recommended by the surgeon 25 (50) 22 (43.1) 47 (46.5) 0.552b
Oncological therapy
 Chemotherapy 21 (42) 23 (45) 44 (44)  
 Radiotherapy 5 (10) 6 (12) 11 (11) 0.96
 Hormonal therapy 3 (6) 2 (4) 5 (5)  
 Chemotherapy + Radiotherapy 21 (42) 20 (39) 41 (40)  
TOTAL 50 (100) 51 (100) 101 (100)  
  1. aχ2 test; bFisher’s exact test