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Table 1 Baseline characteristics (N = 224)

From: Acceptance of oral chemotherapy in breast cancer patients - a survey study

(N, % of group) i.v. p.o.
Number of participants 164 60
Mean age in years (range) 52.6 (30 - 76) 55.8 (26 - 81)
Treatment at the time of observation
Neoadjuvant 10 (6.1%) 0
Adjuvant 95 (57.9%) 0
Palliative 59 (36.0%) 60 (100%)
Prior treatments
Prior p.o. treatment 20 (12.2%) 12 (20.0%)
Number of prior systemic anticancer regimens when treated in palliative intent [mean (range)] 4.0 (1 - 9) 3.0 (1 - 10)
Level of education
Lower school 43 (26.2%) 15 (25.0%)
Middle school 69 (42.1%) 25 (41.7%)
High school 21 (12.8%) 7 (11.7%)
University graduation 29 (17.7%) 13 (21.7%)
Missing information 2 (1.2%) 0
Active employment 62 (37.8%) 20 (33.3%)
Marital status
Unmarried 33 (20.1%) 12 (20.0%)
Married 123 (75.0%) 42 (70.0%)
Widowed 8 (4.9%) 6 (10.0%)