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Table 1 The characteristics of the breast cancer patients and their scores on the HADS (n = 167)

From: The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS): translation and validation study of the Iranian version

   No. %
Age groups    
  24–29 14 8
  30–39 39 24
  40–49 47 28
  50–59 31 18
  60–69 25 15
  ≥ 70 11 7
  Mean (SD) 47.2 (13.5)  
  Range 24–81  
Educational status    
  Illiterate 38 23
  Primary 78 46
  Secondary 33 20
  College/university 18 11
Marital status    
  Single 15 9
  Married 117 69
  Divorced/widowed 36 22
Disease stage    
  Local 29 17
  Loco-regional 76 45
  Metastatic 62 38
Anxiety score    
  Normal (0–7) 45 27
  Borderline (8–10) 43 26
  Caseness (11–21) 94 47
  Mean (SD) 10.6 (4.1)  
  Range 1–20  
Depression score    
  Normal (0–7) 102 61
  Borderline (8–10) 35 21
  Caseness (11–21) 30 18
  Mean (SD) 6.2 (4.5)  
  Range 0–17