Table 1

Demographic and treatment characteristics of patient and healthy control samples
Patients Healthy controls
Characteristic Nā€‰=ā€‰440 Nā€‰=ā€‰35
Age in years, mean (SD) 56.9 (11.3) 42.4 (10.9)
Race, N (%)
White 365 (83.0) 26 (74.3)
Black 35 (8.0) 3 (8.6)
Other 40 (9.1) 5 (14.3)
Education, N (%)
High school or less 55 (12.5) 0 0
Some college 106 (24.1) 8 (22.9)
College graduate or more 279 (63.4) 27 (77.1)
Annual income, N (%)
<30,000 59 (13.4) 1 (2.9)
30,000-59,999 87 (19.8) 11 (31.4)
60,000-100,000 107 (24.3) 14 (40.0)
>100,000 160 (36.4) 8 (22.9)
Marital status, N (%)
Married/Partnered 297 (67.5) 23 (65.7)
Other 141 (32.0) 12 (34.3)
Months since diagnosis, mean (SD) 30.8 (9.8) --
Stage I (vs. II), N (%) 265 (60.2) --
Treatment, N (%)
Mastectomy* (vs. Lumpectomy) 168 (38.2) --
Breast reconstruction 80 (18.2) --
Radiation 256 (58.2) --

*57 patients had lumpectomy initially, followed by mastectomy.

SD=standard deviation.

Sepucha et al.

Sepucha et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:51   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-51

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