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Table 2 Characteristics of FU1 analytic sample n = 94

From: Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for long-term cancer survivors in a sample of breast cancer survivors

Characteristic % (n) Mean (sd)
Sociodemographics   
Age (years)   51.4 (6.2)
   38–44 16.0% (15)  
   45–50 21.3% (20)  
   51–55 28.7% (27)  
   56–61 34.0% (32)  
Current partner status:   
   No partner 12.8 (12)  
   Marriage-like partner 7.4 (7)  
   Married 79.8 (75)  
Educational level:   
   High school or less 18.1 (17)  
   Some college 56.4 (53)  
   Post-college 25.5 (24)  
   Employed 77.7 (73)  
Medical Factors   
Initial mastectomy/reconstruction:   
   No mastectomy 54.2 (51)  
   Mastectomy, no reconstruction 21.3 (20)  
   Mastectomy, reconstruction 24.5 (23)  
   Initial chemotherapy:   
No 23.4 (22)  
Yes 76.6 (72)  
   Initial radiation therapy:   
No 34.4 (32)  
Yes 65.6 (61)  
   Age at diagnosis (years)   41.61 (6.07)
   Time since diagnosis (mean)   9.9 years
   Currently undergoing treatment   
   No 88.3 (83)  
   Yes 11.7 (11)  
   Treatment since baseline   
Mastectomy since baseline 10.6 (10)  
Reconstruction since baseline 18.1 (17)  
Chemotherapy since baseline 9.6 (9)  
Radiation since baseline 7.4 (7)  
Recurrence since baseline 13.8 (13)  
Other cancer since baseline 7.4 (7)  
General health (5-point scale)   2.29 (0.95)
Total Symptom Score   26.3 (2.2)
Overall quality of life (visual analogue)   70.0 (20.8)