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Table 2 Employment status and number of part-time hours worked by patient group

From: Health-related quality of life and work productivity in UK patients with HER2-positive breast cancer: a cross-sectional study evaluating the relationships between disease and treatment stage

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Between-group differences
p valued
Employment status (n, %)  
 Employed (full-time, part-time and self-employed) 45 (50.6) 55 (50.9)* 28 (27.5)** < 0.001
 Not employeda 41 (46.1) 52 (48.1) 69 (67.6)
  Retired 22 (24.7) 39 (36.1) 33 (32.4)
  Unable to work 7 (7.9) 5 (4.6)** 27 (26.5)**
  Not statedb 12 (13.5) 8 (7.4) 9 (8.8)
 Unknown 3 (3.4) 1 (0.9) 5 (4.9)
 Part-time hours worked per week (mean, SD)c 19.45 (6.04) (n = 20) 22.94 (6.36) (n = 20) 15.15 (7.44) (n = 13) 0.006
  1. n, numbers are shown where data were not available or not applicable for all patients. Italic values denote observed values are significantly different to those ‘expected’ under the assumption of independence in post hoc tests, at thresholds of *p < 0.05, **p < 0.003 and ***p < 0.001
  2. aIncludes patients who reported “being housewives”, “out of work and looking for work”, or “out of work but not currently looking for work”
  3. bIncludes seven patients who selected more than one option
  4. cResponses from patients who worked part-time only
  5. dP-values are χ2 p value for employment status and ANOVA p value for part-time hours worked per week