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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of survey respondents

From: Prevalence of and attitudes towards complementary therapy use for weight after breast cancer in Australia: a national survey

 DescriptionN (responses)Percentage
State (n = 309)
 Australian Capital Territory144.53%
 New South Wales9129.45%
 Northern Territory00.00%
 Queensland4815.54%
 South Australia289.06%
 Tasmania30.97%
 Victoria9530.74%
 Western Australia309.71%
Education (n = 307)
 High school- year 10309.77%
 High school- year 123511.40%
 Vocational College5517.91%
 Bachelor’s degree9029.32%
 Postgraduate degree9731.60%
Ethnicity (n = 308)
 European/Anglo Saxon/Caucasian28592.53%
 Asian51.62%
 Oceanic (incl. Australian and New Zealand first peoples, Polynesian and Micronesian)134.22%
 North/South/Central American20.65%
 Mixed ethnicity20.65%
 Indian10.33%
Employment (n = 308)
 Employee14045.46%
 Self-employed3310.71%
 Home duties/caring for children or family154.87%
 In education (going to school, university, etc.)41.30%
 Doing voluntary work103.25%
 Unable to work because of illness61.95%
 Unable to work for other reasons10.32%
 Retired9932.14%
Relationship Status (n = 309)
 Single3912.62%
 Married/De Facto (living with partner)23074.43%
 In a relationship but not living with partner72.27%
 Divorced/separated247.77%
 Widowed92.91%
Diagnoses (n = 308)
 Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)3310.71%
 Localised breast cancer25281.82%
 Metastatic breast cancer144.55%
 Inflammatory breast cancer20.65%
 Other including second primary72.27%