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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of the study groups

From: Determinants of breast cancer in Saudi women from Makkah region: a case-control study (breast cancer risk factors among Saudi women)

ParameterControlCaseP-value
Number [n (%)]218 (50.5%)214 (49.5%)0.847
Age (year)56.9 ± 8.657 ± 7.30.526
Employment
 Yes178 (81.7%)56 (26.2%)< 0.001
 No40 (18.3%)158 (73.8%)
Family income
 < 5000 SRa21 (9.6%)94 (43.9%)< 0.001
 5000–10000 SR85 (39%)88 (41.1%)
 10000–20000 SR80 (36.7%)24 (11.2%)
 > 20000 SR32 (14.7%)8 (3.8%)
Education
 Illiterate2 (0.9%)32 (15%)< 0.001
 Primary3 (1.4%)96 (44.9%)
 Intermediate/secondary23 (10.6%)38 (17.8%)
 Postsecondary190 (87.1%)48 (22.3%)
Family size
 5 or less114 (52.3%)40 (18.7%)< 0.001
 6 or more104 (47.7%)174 (81.3%)
Marital Status (Married)
 Yes191 (87.6%)204 (94.1%)0.087
 No27 (12.4%)10 (5.9%)
  1. Values are expressed as frequency (%) or Mean ± SD
  2. P-values are obtained by t-test for the parametric variable (age) or x2 for non-parametric variables
  3. aSR Saudi Riyal