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Table 1 Demographics of the LABC population

From: The use of complementary and alternative medicines among patients with locally advanced breast cancer – a descriptive study

  All LABC Patients n = 32 CAM Patients n = 15 Non-CAM Patients n = 17
Mean Age (years) 54 49 59
Range 29 to 91 29 to 73 34 to 91
Ethnic Background    
African-Canadian 9% 0% 17%
Asian 9% 13% 5%
Caucasian 46% 40% 52%
Jewish 9% 20% 0%
Middle Eastern 3% 6% 0%
Mixed Ethnicity 3% 0% 5%
Unknown 6% 13% 0%
Marital Status    
Married/Common Law 68% 86% 52%
Widowed/Divorced 12% 0% 23%
Single 18% 13% 23%
Education:    
Did not completed 12% 13% 11%
Completed high school 34% 33% 35%
Completed university/college 31% 40% 23%
Completed Post Graduate Degree 21% 13% 29%
Employment Status    
Full time 28% 26% 29%
Part time 6% 13% 0%
Unemployed/homemaker 31% 20% 41%
Sick Leave 34% 40% 29%
Household Income (10,000 CND)    
0–30 25% 33% 18%
31–70 41% 33% 50%
71–100 9% 13% 6%
>100 22% 20% 25%
Breast Cancer Therapies    
Surgery 40% 46% 35%
Chemotherapy 81% 93% 70%
Radiation Therapy 25% 33% 17%
Hormonal Therapy 37% 40% 35%