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Table 1 Sample demographics

From: The JACS prospective cohort study of newly diagnosed women with breast cancer investigating joint and muscle pain, aches, and stiffness: pain and quality of life after primary surgery and before adjuvant treatment

  Number1(%) South West and Oxford Cancer Registry Areas, 2009–20112(%) England, 2009–2010 (%)2
Age group
  <40 31 (6%) 285 (55%) 10,535 (40%) 33,885 (41%)
  40-49 100 (19%)
  50-59 154 (30%)
  60-69 170 (33%) 237 (45%) 15,653 (60%) 47,901 (59%)
  ≥70 67 (13%)
Ethnicity
  White 510 (98%) Information not available 78,075 (95%)
  Non-white (Asian/Chinese/Mixed) 9 (2%) 3,711 (5%)
Marital status
  Married/Long-term relationship 412 (78%) Information not available Information not available
  Single/Divorced/Widowed 113 (22%)
Socio-economic group
  Employers & managers 57 (11%) Information not available Information not available
  Professionals 64 (12%)
  Intermediate non-manual 137 (26%)
  Junior non-manual 123 (23%)
  Manual (skilled & unskilled) 40 (8%)
  Other 45 (8%)
  Not known 67 (13%)
Current employment status
  Employed (full-time) 131 (25%) Information not available Information not available
  Employed (part-time) 122 (23%)
  Homemaker 48 (9%)
  Unemployed 16 (3%)
  Retired 182 (35%)
  Other 27 (5%)
Index of multiple deprivation (IMD) quintiles 3
  1 (Most deprived) 46 (11%) 7,373 (28%) Information not available
  2 105 (25%) 7,091 (27%)
  3 105 (25%) 6,071 (23%)
  4 105 (25%) 4,118 (16%)
  5 (Least deprived) 70 (16%) 1,535 (6%)  
  1. 1Where numbers do not equal 543 missing data are present.
  2. 2Data supplied by Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team (South West).
  3. 3IMD Quintile data are only comparable within England – patients recruited in Wales were excluded from these calculations (n = 29).