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Table 4 Correlates of QOL (FACT-G) below the norm at 12 months post-diagnosis among breast cancer survivorsa

From: Does quality of life among breast cancer survivors one year after diagnosis differ depending on urban and non-urban residence? A comparative study

Characteristics Model
  n OR b 95% CI P- Value
Place of residence     0.82
   Urban 277 1.00 -  
   Non-urban 323 1.06 0.64, 1.74  
Age (years)     0.21
   <50 205 1.00 -  
   50+ 395 0.72 0.43, 1.20  
Occupation     0.38
   Professional 182 1.00 -  
   White-collar worker 176 1.16 0.64, 2.11  
   Blue-collar worker 31 2.53 0.95, 6.76  
   Homemaker 106 1.29 0.63, 2.62  
   Retired/student 105 0.92 0.43, 1.96  
Yearly income     0.15
   <$52,000 336 1.00 -  
   $52,000+ 207 0.60 0.35, 1.04  
   Missing 57 0.66 0.28, 1.55  
Private health insurance status     0.05
   No 217 1.00 -  
   Yes 383 0.61 0.37, 0.99  
Overall histological grade     0.34
   Grade 1 142 1.00 -  
   Grade 2 219 0.58 0.32, 1.06  
   Grade 3 208 0.69 0.38, 1.24  
   Not available 31 0.54 0.14, 2.10  
Number of complicationsc     <0.01
   None 187 1.00 -  
   Yes, one to four 413 2.26 1.31, 3.90  
Upper-body function     <0.01
   Good function (<11) 301 1.00 -  
   Poor function (11+) 258 4.44 2.66, 7.40  
   Missing 41 3.63 1.45, 9.07  
Amount of stress     <0.01
   Very little/some 371 1.00 -  
   A moderate amount/a lot 229 4.77 2.93, 7.76  
Perceived handling of stress     <0.01
   Very well/fairly well 526 1.00 -  
   Not well/not well at all 74 4.24 2.21, 8.15  
  1. Notes:
  2. (a) Mutually adjusted for all variables in the model.
  3. (b) Odds ratio for QOL below the norm (R2 = 0.43).
  4. (c) Complications include wound infection, other infection, skin reaction, seroma.