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Table 3 Association of socio-demographic/economic factors with GQoL 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

  Variables GQoL COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Affected Not affected
Socio-demographic/economic Educational status
 Illiterate 69 (25.1) 23 (17.8) 1.00  
 Informal 21 (7.6) 7 (5.5) 1.00 (0.38–2.66)  
 Primary 56 (20.4) 20 (15.5) 0.93 (0.47–1.87)  
 Secondary 84 (30.5) 39 (30.2) 0.72 (0.39–1.32)  
 Higher 45 (16.4) 40 (31.0) 0.38 (0.19–0.71)  
AMHI
 ≤600 100 (36.4) 29 (22.5) 1.00  
 > 600 175 (63.6) 100 (77.5) 0.51 (0.31–0.82)  
Clinical characteristics Stage of cancer
 Stage 1 7 (2.6) 6 (4.7) 1.00  
 Stage 2 86 (31.3) 48 (37.3) 1.54 (0.49–4.83) 3.09 (0.79–12.09)
 Stage 3 93 (33.8) 49 (38.0) 1.63 (0.52–5.11) 3.08 (0.79–12.01)
 Stage 4 71 (25.8) 13 (10.0) 4.68 (1.35–16.18) 7.94 (1.83–34.54) *
 Undefined 18 (6.5) 13 (10.0) 1.19 (0.32–4.37) 2.04 (0.43–9.61)
Current Treatment
 Chemo therapy 151 (54.9) 61 (47.3) 1.00  
 Surgery 15 (5.5) 9 (6.9) 0.67 (0.28–1.62)  
 Hormonal therapy 85 (30.9) 54 (41.9) 0.64 (0.40–0.99)  
 Radiotherapy 24 (8.7) 5 (3.9) 1.94 (0.71–5.32)