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Table 1 Demographic and Breast Cancer Surgery and Treatment Characteristics by Pain Extent Group

From: Effects of chronic widespread pain on the health status and quality of life of women after breast cancer surgery

Variable Regional Pain n = 11 Widespread Pain n = 12
Age (years) 56.8 (5.5) 58.7 (8.6)
Education (years) 16.0 (2.4) 14.8 (3.2)
Ethnic (% white) 91 100
Marital Status (% married) 73 69
Employment (% employed) 63 67
Time since Surgery (years) 5.9 (2.9) 5.4 (3.6)
Type of Surgery   
   Lumpectomy (%) 36 33
   Mastectomy (%) 64 67
Axillary Node Dissection (%) 54 67
Breast Reconstruction (%) 18 0
Tissue Expansion (%) 100 0
Radiation Therapy (%) 60 80
Time Since Radiation (years) 4.2 (3.2) 2.9 (3.0)
Chemotherapy (%) 55 64
Time Since Chemo (years) 5.5 (2.4) 2.8 (1.6)
Anti-estrogen Therapy (%) 73 75
Current Anti-estrogen Therapy (%) 36 58
  1. Numbers are means and standard deviations except when noted as percentages