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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the analyzed respondents (n = 269)

From: Predictors of resignation and sick leave after cancer diagnosis among Japanese breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study

Variable Resigned
(n = 40)
Not resigned (n = 229) p-value
n (%) n (%)
Age at time of diagnosis, y
  < 47 26 (65.0) 117 (51.1) 0.104
  ≥ 47 14 (35.0) 112 (48.9)  
Education level
 Higher (university, graduate school) 4 (10.0) 69 (30.1) 0.007**
 Lower (high school, vocational school, junior college) 36 (90.0) 160 (69.9)  
Cancer stage
 Early (0, I) 18 (45.0) 145 (63.3) 0.029*
 Advanced (II–IV) 22 (55.0) 84 (36.7)  
Surgery
 No 1 (2.5) 18 (7.9) 0.325
 Yes 39 (97.5) 211 (92.1)  
Chemotherapy
 No 9 (22.5) 61 (26.6) 0.582
 Yes 31 (77.5) 168 (73.4)  
Radiotherapy
 No 17 (42.5) 78 (34.1) 0.303
 Yes 23 (57.5) 151 (65.9)  
Type of employment
 Permanent 17 (42.5) 100 (43.7) 0.891
 Non-permanent 23 (57.5) 129 (56.3)  
Occupation type
 Office work 17 (42.5) 143 (62.4) 0.018*
 Non-office work 23 (57.5) 86 (37.6)  
Sick leave
 No 17 (42.5) 157 (68.6) 0.001**
 Yes 23 (57.5) 72 (31.4)  
  1. * < 0.05, ** < 0.01