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Table 3 Medical characteristics of the sample

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

  Number (%)
BMI  
  Underweight (BMI <18) 7 (1%)
  Health weight (BMI 19–25) 235 (48%)
  Overweight (BMI 26–29) 120 (25%)
  Obese (BMI ≥30) 125 (26%)
Menopause status 1  
  Pre-menopausal 45 (10%)
  Peri-menopausal 56 (13%)
  Post-menopausal 277 (64%)
  Patient unsure 53 (12%)
Time since last menstrual period 2  
  <5 years 76 (23%)
  5-10 years 72 (22%)
  >10 years 185 (56%)
Previous HRT use  
  Yes 144 (33%)
Musculoskeletal diagnosis at baseline 3  
  Osteoarthritis 73 (14%)
  Rheumatoid arthritis 16 (3%)
  Fibromyalgia 7 (1%)
  Other arthritis 33 (6%)
Taking other medications known to cause joint pain  
(ace inhibitors, proton pump inhibitors, quinolones, tibolones, zoledronic acid, bisphosphonates, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, etc.)
  Yes 105 (20%)
Osteo-enhancing supplements 3  
  Vitamin D 16 (3%)
  Calcium 45 (8%)
  Glucosamine 55 (10%)
  1. 1Menopause status as defined by the patient.
  2. 2Does not include pre-menopausal women or women with unknown status.
  3. 3Percentages are % of total cohort and will not sum to 100%.