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Table 1 Selected characteristic of 1,327 women diagnosed with breast cancer in the Norwegian Women and Cancer study with complete information on pre- and post-diagnostic physical activity (PA) levels, 1991-2011

From: Physical activity before and after breast cancer diagnosis and survival - the Norwegian women and cancer cohort study

Characteristic  
Age at enrollment, mean (SD) 46.7 (7.0)
Age at breast cancer diagnosis, mean (SD) 53.3 (6.7)
Duration of mean follow-up, years (range) 10.6 (0.92–21.5)
Tumor stage, n (%)  
 I 591 (44.5)
 II 534 (40.2)
 III 25 (1.8)
 IV 20 (1.5)
 Unknown 158 (11.9)
Cause of death, n (%)  
 Breast cancer 155 (78.7)
 Other cancers 26 (13.2)
 Other causes 16 (8.1)
Postmenopausal at diagnosis (%) 1,202 (90.6)
Pre-diagnostic PA, mean (SD) 5.6 (1.85)
Post-diagnostic PA, mean (SD) 5.5 (1.83)
BMI (kg/m2) at enrollment, mean (SD) 23.6 (3.7)
BMI (kg/m2) after breast cancer diagnosis, mean (SD) 25.2 (4.0)
Hormone therapy use at enrollment (ever), n (%) 338 (23.8)
Comorbidities at enrollment, n (%)  
 Diabetes 16 (1.1)
 Cardiovascular diseases 58 (4.1)
Smoking status at enrollment, n (%)  
 Current 421 (31.9)
 Former 436 (33.1)
Pack-years smoked at enrollment (ever), mean (SD) 8.7 (7.7)
Alcohol consumption (g/day) at enrollment, mean (SD) 3.98 (5.0)
Education (years) at enrollment, mean (SD) 12.7 (3.5)
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index