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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of survivors

From: An assessment of quality of life for early phase after adjuvant radiotherapy in breast cancer survivors: a Korean multicenter survey (KROG 14–09)

  1st year group 2nd year group 3rd year group  
N (%) N (%) N (%) p valuea)
Educational statusb)     0.238
  Low or middle 350 (61.0) 193 (59.6) 152 (66.4)  
  High 234 (39.0) 131 (40.4) 77 (33.6)  
Any family member living together     0.311
  Yes 511 (89.2) 294 (89.4) 197 (85.7)  
  No 62 (10.8) 35 (10.6) 33 (14.3)  
Change of employment (before ➔ after)     0.807
  Unemployed ➔ Unemployed 251 (42.8) 138 (41.6) 107 (46.3)  
  Employed ➔ Unemployed 123 (21.0) 69 (20.8) 42 (18.2)  
  Employed/Unemployed ➔ Employed 213 (36.3) 125 (37.7) 82 (35.5)  
Household income ($/month)c)     0.594
  < 2500 263 (46.8) 133 (41.8) 105 (46.5)  
  2500–4000 202 (35.9) 124 (39.0) 77 (34.1)  
  > 4000 97 (17.3) 61 (19.2) 44 (19.5)  
Hobbies     0.013
  Very active 99 (17.1) 74 (22.5) 64 (27.8)  
  Moderate 349 (60.3) 180 (54.7) 120 (52.2)  
  Rare 131 (22.6) 75 (22.8) 46 (20.0)  
Smoking status (Current)     0.116
  Non-smoker 575 (98.3) 317 (96.1) 223 (97.0)  
  Smoker 10 (1.7) 13 (3.9) 7 (3.0)  
Alcohol consumption     0.128
  No 455 (77.6) 265 (80.3) 168 (73.0)  
  Yes 131 (22.4) 65 (19.7) 62 (27.0)  
Physical activity     0.596
  High 183 (33.8) 106 (33.0) 64 (29.0)  
  Moderate 188 (34.2) 111 (34.6) 74 (33.5)  
  Low 176 (32.0) 104 (32.4) 83 (37.6)  
  1. a)Pearson’s Chi-square test
  2. b)Low or Middle = High school graduated or below, High = College graduated or higher
  3. c)Household income is estimated to United State dollar from Korean won, with exchange rate of 1 USD for 1200 KRW. The cut-off values are one-third and two-third points according to Korean Statistics