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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics and the score of QOL among breast cancer patients

From: The effect of fear of progression on quality of life among breast cancer patients: the mediating role of social support

Variables N (%) QOL
Mean SD F/t P-value
Age     2.739 0.067
 ≤ 45 47 (19) 91.7 18.0   
 46–55 76 (31) 86.8 16.1   
 ≥ 56 121 (50) 92.5 16.8   
Residence     − 0.103 0.918
 City 192 (79) 90.5 17.1   
 Rural 52 (21) 90.8 16.6   
Marital status     1.700 0.090
 Married/cohabitation 224 (92) 91.1 16.7   
 Single/divorced/Separated/widow 19 (8) 84.4 18.5   
Education level     3.186 0.043
 Middle school or under 86 (35) 91.8 17.1   
 Senior high school 102 (42) 92.2 16.2   
 Undergraduate or above 56 (23) 85.6 17.5   
Income (Yuan per Month)     1.671 0.174
 ≤ 3000 78 (32) 90.9 19.0   
 3001–4000 88 (36) 92.4 16.5   
 4001–5000 29 (12) 91.9 14.2   
 ≥ 5001 49 (20) 85.9 15.5   
Principal caregiver     4.804 0.009
 Spouse 53 (22) 90.7 18.4   
 Adult children 76 (31) 95.1 15.2   
 Relatives 115 (47) 87.8 16.8   
Current recurrence     − 2.580 0.01
 Yes 27 (11) 82.7 14.3   
 No 217 (89) 91.5 17.0   
Cancer stage     0.074 0.929
 0–I 61 (25) 91.3 17.1   
 II 109 (45) 90.32 17.0   
 III + IV 74 (30) 90.3 17.1   
Chemotherapy     − 0.316 0.752
 Yes 159 (65) 90.3 16.9   
 No 85 (35) 91.0 17.2   
Radiotherapy     − 1.859 0.064
 Yes 98 (40) 88.1 15.9   
 No 146 (60) 92.5 17.5