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Table 1 Demographic, disease and team-related characteristics (N = 100)

From: Dragon boat racing and health-related quality of life of breast cancer survivors: a mixed methods evaluation

Baseline % Post-season %
Age (years)   Comorbidities  
  Under 40 2.0   Osteoporosis 25.5
  40–49 9.8   Arthritis 52.9
  50–59 33.3   Heart disease 15.7
  60–69 44.1   Diabetes 3.9
  Over 70 10.8   
Relationship Status   Change in Cancer Status over Season  
  Single 8.8   Recurrence 3.9
  Married/stable Relationship 75.5   Metastasis 1.0
  Separated 2.9   Other 1.0
  Divorced 11.8   
  Other 1.0   
Employment Status   Number of Seasons Paddling  
  Employed Full-time 24.5   1 season 21.2
  Self-Employed 7.8   2 seasons 10.1
  Part-time/Seasonal 15.7   3 seasons 12.1
  Unemployed 1.0   4 or more 56.6
  Homemaker 2.9   
  Retired 43.1   
  Other 3.9   
Time Since Diagnosis   On-Water Training Sessions Per Week  
  Less than 3 years 23.5   1 session 10.1
  3–4 years 9.8   2 sessions 79.2
  4–5 years 14.7   3 sessions 10.0
  More than 5 years 52.0   4 or more 1.0
Cancer Type   Weeks of Paddling in 2010 Season  
  Non-Invasive Carcinoma 34.3   Less than 8 weeks 10.1
  Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 46.1   9–12 weeks 6.1
  Invasive Lobular Carcinoma 9.8   13–14 weeks 14.1
  Other 9.8   15–16 weeks 10.0
     More than 17 weeks 59.6
Cancer Stage   In-Season Competitions  
  0 68.8   None 6.9
  I 15.6   1 competition 18.8
  II 9.4   2 competitions 23.8
  III 4.2   3 competitions 10.9
  IV 2.1   4 or more 39.6
Past Treatment   Team-Related Social Events  
  Surgery 100.0   1 per year 7.0
  Radiation 69.6   2 per year 18.2
  Chemotherapy 57.8   3 per year 19.5
  Aromatase Inhibitors 22.6   4 or more per year 56.1
  Tamoxifen 47.0   
  Other 9.8