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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with Breast cancer at TASH, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Health-related quality of life and its predictors among patients with breast cancer at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Study Variables n (%)
Age (years)
 15–24 3 (0.7)
 25–54 320 (79.2)
 55–64 57 (14.1)
  > 65 24 (5.9)
Marital status
 Single 56 (13.9)
 Married 232 (57.4)
 Divorced 56 (13.9)
 Widowed 60 (14.9)
Level of education  
 Illiterate (neither read nor write) 92 (22.8)
 Informal education 28 (6.9)
 Primary education 76 (18.8)
 Secondary education 123 (30.4)
 Higher education (certificate, diploma, and above) 85 (21.0)
AMHI, in ETB
  ≤ 600 129 (31.9)
  > 600 275 (68.1)
Patient status
 New patient 43 (10.6)
 Follow up 361 (89.4)
Time since diagnosis (months)
  < 12 months 213 (52.7)
 13–60 months 154 (38.1)
  > 61 months 37 (9.2)
Stage of cancer
 Stage I 13 (3.2)
 Stage II 134 (33.2)
 Stage III 142 (35.1)
 Stage IV 84 (20.8)
 Undefined 31 (7.7)
Current treatment
 Surgery 212 (52.5)
 Chemotherapy 24 (5.9)
 Hormonal therapy 139 (34.4)
 Radiotherapy 29 (7.2)
Comorbid conditions
 Yes 86 (21.3)
 No 318 (78.7)