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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey respondents

From: Weight before and after a diagnosis of breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ: a national Australian survey

DescriptionN (responses)%
State (n = 309)
 Australian Capital Territory144.5%
 New South Wales9129.5%
 Northern Territory00.0%
 Queensland4815.5%
 South Australia289.1%
 Tasmania< 51.0%
 Victoria9530.7%
 Western Australia309.7%
Education (n = 307)
 High school- year 10309.8%
 High school- year 123511.4%
 Vocational College5517.9%
 Bachelor’s degree9029.3%
 Postgraduate degree9731.6%
Ethnicity (n = 308)
 European/Anglo Saxon/Caucasian28592.5%
 Asian51.6%
 Oceanic (incl. Australian and New Zealand first peoples, Polynesian and Micronesian)134.2%
 North/South/Central American< 50.7%
 Mixed ethnicity< 50.7%
 Indian< 50.3%
Employment (n = 308)
 Employee14045.5%
 Self-employed3310.7%
 Home duties/caring for children or family154.9%
 In education (going to school, university, etc.)< 51.3%
 Doing voluntary work103.3%
 Unable to work because of illness62.0%
 Unable to work for other reasons< 50.3%
 Retired9932.1%
Relationship Status (n = 309)
 Single3912.6%
 Married/de facto (living with partner)23074.4%
 In a relationship (not living with partner)72.3%
 Divorced/separated247.8%
 Widowed92.9%