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Table 1 Characteristics of women on long-term sickness absence (SA) due to breast cancer (BC) or due to other diagnoses; frequencies, percent, and p-values

From: Experiences of positive encounters with healthcare professionals among women on long-term sickness absence due to breast cancer or due to other diagnoses: a nationwide survey

  Women on SA due to BC Women on SA due to other diagnoses  
  n = 187 n = 6010  
  n (%) n (%) p
Agea    0.02a
 19–44 31 (16.6) 2233 (37.2)  
 45–54 75 (40.1) 1658 (27.6)  
 55–65 81 (43.3) 2119 (35.3)  
Country of birth
 Sweden 157 (84.0) 5195 (86.4)  
 Elsewhere 30 (16.0) 815 (13.6) 0.33
Educational level
 Primary/secondary school 94 (50.3) 3424 (57.0)  
 College/university 93 (49.7) 2586 (43.0) 0.07
Depressive symptoms
 No 143 (76.5) 4060 (67.5)  
 Yes 44 (23.5) 1950 (32.5) 0.01
  1. ap-value for the continuous variable