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Table 1 Participants’ demographic and illness-related characteristics. N = 148

From: The mediating effect of social support on uncertainty in illness and quality of life of female cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study

VariableCategoryFrequency%
Age (years)Below 401512.2
40–493730.1
50–594133.3
60 and over3024.4
Marital statusMarried74.8
Single11276.2
Widowed or divorced2819.0
EducationLess than high school9266.7
University and higher4633.3
ReligionNo5638.1
Yes9161.9
Having a jobNo3826.0
Loss of job2617.8
Yes8256.2
Satisfaction with economic statusSatisfaction96.2
Average10673.1
Dissatisfaction3020.7
Number of childrenNo or 12718.4
27047.6
3 and over5034.0
Smoking statusCurrent smoker85.6
Non-smoker13594.4
Drinking statusCurrent drinker5235.9
Non-drinker9364.1
Type of cancerBreast cancer4329.1
Thyroid cancer10570.9
Stage of cancerEarly-stage cancer7153.8
Advanced stage cancer6146.2
Time since completion of cancer treatment (years)Less than 110470.3
1–53221.6
5 or more128.1