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Table 3 Basic characteristics of patients who did not resign after breast cancer diagnosis (n = 229)

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

   Sick leave No sick leave p-value
n (%) n (%)  
Age at time of diagnosis, y < 47 37 (51.4) 80 (51.0) 0.951
≥47 35 (48.6) 77 (49.0)  
Education level Higher (university, graduate school) 19 (26.4) 50 (31.8) 0.403
Lower (high school, vocational school, junior college) 53 (73.6) 107 (68.2)  
Cancer stage Early (0, I) 39 (54.2) 106 (67.5) 0.052
Advanced (II–IV) 33 (45.8) 51 (32.5)  
Surgery No 1 (1.4) 17 (10.8) 0.015*
Yes 71 (98.6) 140 (89.2)  
Chemotherapy No 16 (22.2) 45 (28.7) 0.306
Yes 56 (77.8) 112 (68.6)  
Radiotherapy No 25 (34.7) 53 (33.8) 0.886
Yes 47 (65.3) 104 (66.2)  
Employment status Permanent 26 (36.1) 74 (47.1) 0.118
Non-permanent 46 (63.9) 83 (52.9)  
Occupation type Office work 39 (54.2) 104 (66.2) 0.080
Non-office work 33 (45.8) 53 (33.8)  
  1. * < 0.05