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Table 1 The characteristics of the study sample

From: Breast conserving surgery versus mastectomy: cancer practice by general surgeons in Iran

  Number %
Age (years)   
<40 14 17
40–59 37 45
≥60 32 38
Mean (SD) 55.2 (12.3)  
Gender   
Female 8 10
Male 75 90
City of practice   
Tehran (the capital) 20 24
Other cities 63 76
Work experience (years)   
≤10 20 24
>10 63 76
Mean (SD) 23.2 (12.7)  
Occupation status   
Working at a teaching hospital. 21 25
Working at a public/private hospital 62 75
Breast cancer case load (patient/per year, n = 70)   
≤20 56 80
>20 14 20
Preferred type of surgery for breast cancer   
Mastectomy 67 81
Breast conserving surgery 16 19