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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients

From: Knowledge and attitudes regarding medical research studies among patients with breast cancer and gynecological diseases

Characteristics   n %
Overall group   2546 100.0
Age Mean 42.1 y (range 14–96 y)   
Information 1758 100.0
<21 y 29 1.6
21–30 y 332 18.9
31–40 y 601 34.2
41–50 y 350 19.9
51–60 y 229 13.0
61–70 y 142 8.1
71–80 y 63 3.6
81–90 y 10 0.6
>90 y 2 0.1
No information 788
Presenting condition Information 2363 100.0
Pregnancy/birth 832 35.2
Gynecological cancer 211 8.9
Breast disease 550 23.3
Fertility treatment 82 3.5
Endometriosis 198 8.4
Benign gynecological disease 490 20.7
No information 183
Educational level Information 1929 100.0
No graduation 23 1.2
High school 307 15.9
Secondary school 694 36.0
Higher education 300 15.6
University 510 26.4
Doctoral degree 90 4.7
Postdoctoral degree 5 0.3
No information 617
Postdiagnosis period Mean 2.0 y (range 1–7 y)   
Information 689 100.0
0–1 y 351 50.9
1–2 y 209 30.3
2–3 y 34 4.9
3–4 y 25 3.6
4–5 y 17 2.5
5–6 y 51 7.4
6–7 y 2 0.3
No information 1857