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Table 2 Sample characteristics

From: Determinants of fertility issues experienced by young women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer – a quantitative, cross-cultural study

Variable
  Range Mean ± SD
Age at diagnosis (years) (n = 148) 19–46 34.55 ± 6.66
Age at enrolment (years) (n = 157) 21–54 37.55 ± 6.87
Time since diagnosis (years) (n = 155) 0–18 3.36 ± 2.93
  Value N %
Country of origin Britain 118 72.0
Poland 43 26.2
Other 2 1.2
Missing 1 0.6
Partnership status at enrolment Partnered 122 74.4
Unpartnered 40 24.4
Missing 2 1.2
Childbearing status No children 80 48.8
1 child 33 20.1
2 children 35 21.3
3 or more children 14 8.5
Missing 2 1.2
Education Less than university education 66 40.2
At least some university education 97 59.1
Missing 1 0.6
Income Less than average for the country 102 62.2
More than average for the country 43 26.2
Prefer not to say 17 10.4
Missing 2 1.2
Cancer diagnosis Cervical 58 35.4
Ovarian 41 25.0
Uterine 27 16.5
Other gynaecological 3 1.8
Breast 35 21.3
Stage of cancer 1 69 42.1
2 49 29.9
3 30 18.3
4 2 1.2
Missing 14 8.5
Surgery – gynaecological Conservative 29 22.5
Radical 82 63.6
None 18 14
Surgery – breast Conservative 13 37.1
Radical 19 54.3
None 3 8.6
Chemotherapy Yes 92 56.1
No 72 43.9
Radiotherapy Yes 66 40.2
No 98 59.8
Endocrine therapy Yes 25 15.2
No 10 6.1
N/A 129 78.7