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Table 4 Association between participant characteristics and pre-treatment interval (n = 192)

From: From symptom discovery to treatment - women's pathways to breast cancer care: a cross-sectional study

Variable Pre-treatment interval
  N Median p-value
Agea
 Age ≤ 54 years 95 37 0.795
 Age > 54 years 95 35  
Education
 None-Grade 7 47 21 0.044
 Grade 8-Grade 11 92 41  
 Grade 12+ 53 40  
Marital status
 Married 83 42 0.344
 In stable relationship 6 18  
 Single 39 28  
 Widowed 34 29  
 Divorced/separated 30 37  
Paid work
 Yes 51 37 0.860
 No 141 35  
Income statusb
 H0 62 39 0.415
 H1 76 33  
 H2 32 35  
 H3 19 30  
Co-morbidities
 History of benign breast disease/fibroadenoma 24 36 0.538
 Any other co-morbidity 106 34  
 None 62 40  
Cancer stage
 Early (stage 1&2) 154 40 0.001
 Late (stage 3&4) 38 21  
First treatment surgeryc
 Yes 157 40 0.002
 No 34 15  
First treatment chemotherapyc
 Yes 27 14 < 0.001
 No 164 40  
First treatment hormonal therapyc
 Yes 13 28 0.753
 No 178 36  
First treatment radiotherapyc
 Yes 2 91 0.105
 No 189 35  
  1. a 2 records missing, b 3 records missing, c 1 record missing.