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Table 1 Demographic and Healthcare Characteristics of the Study Sample. In the rows, the demographic characteristics are presented in bold, subtotals of various answer options (if any) are presented in italics, and original answer options are presented in smaller roman type. The results presented are the percentage of the total for that study group (lumpectomy only n = 215, mastectomy only n = 140). For the sake of reading simplicity, we do not also present the actual number of subjects, but they are available upon request. Due to rounding off, the percentages may not always add up exactly to 100% (or other indicated subtotals)

From: How do breast cancer surgery scars impact survivorship? Findings from a nationwide survey in the United States

  Lumpectomy
only
Mastectomy
only
Age
18–29 9 11
30–39 29 21
40–49 31 25
50–59 8 21
60–69 12 16
70–89 10 6
Race
Majority Subtotal 85 81
  White or Caucasian 85 81
Minority Subtotal 15 19
  African American 10 13
  Asian 1 4
  Native American 0 2
  Other 3 0
Ethnicity
  Not Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Descent 82 91
  Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Descent 18 9
Education
College Graduate Subtotal 69 56
  Graduate or post-graduate work 16 10
  Graduated from college 53 46
Not College Graduate Subtotal 31 44
  Some College 16 20
  Technical or vocational school 2 3
  Graduated from high school 11 20
  Some high school 1 1
  Grade school 0 0
Employment
Working Full-Time Subtotal 67 61
  Work full-time 67 61
Not Working Full-Time Subtotal 33 39
  Work part-time 7 9
  Unemployed 5 2
  Retired 14 19
  Stay-at-home / do not work 7 9
Income (total household income for last year) a
  Less than $35,000 13 13
  $35,000 – $49,999 20 19
  $50,000 – $74,999 19 30
  $75,000 – $99,999 15 25
  $100,000 – $149,999 18 11
   $150,000 or more 15 2
Residential Area Type
  City / urban area 54 39
  Suburbs 39 44
  Rural area (e.g. very small town or farm) 7 17
Marital Status
Has Significant Other Subtotal 74 58
  Married or living as married 69 55
  In a relationship 5 3
Does Not Have Significant Other Subtotal 26 42
  Single 14 28
  Separated 1 2
  Divorced 4 7
  Widowed 7 5
Parental Status
  No children under 18 living in her home 45 66
  Has child under 18 living in her home 55 34
Covered by Health Insurance or Health Care Plan
  Yes 95 98
  No 5 2
Breast Cancer Treatments Undergone
  Chemotherapy 38 51
  Radiation therapy 46 37
  Hormone therapy 19 19
  Targeted therapy 12 9
  Bone-directed therapy 1 1
  1. a) To put the income results into context: the US government reports that the median household income in 2015 was $55,775, and the weighted average poverty threshold was $12,082 for a one-person household, $15,391 for a two-person household, $24,036 for a four-person household in which two were children under 18, and $35,473 for a seven-person household in which five were children under 18
  2. https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acsbr15-02.pdf
  3. http://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/income-poverty/historical-poverty-thresholds.html