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Table 2 Description of study population (n = 200)

From: Diagnosis delay in Libyan female breast cancer

  Number of patients Percent (%)
Social demographic characteristics of the patients   
Age (years) <50 133 66.5
  ≥50 67 33.5
Education Literate 124 62.0
  Illiterate 76 38.0
Occupation House wife 111 55.5
  Employed 89 44.5
Marital status Married 158 79.0
  Single 42 21.0
Medical history of the patients
Menopausal status Pre-menopausal 127 63.5
  Post-menopausal 73 36.5
Breast feeding Yes 133 89.0
  No 16 11.0
Oral contraceptive Yes <5 years 35 17.5
  Yes > 5 years 14 7.0
  No 151 75.5
Breast self examination Yes 9 4.5
  No 191 95.5
Family history Positive 18 9.0
  Negative 182 91.0
History of benign breast disease Yes 19 9.5
  No 181 90.5
Clinical presentations of the patients
Symptoms Lump 136 68.0
  Nipple discharge 27 13.5
  Skin changes 31 15.5
  Systemic 6 3.0
Symptoms Lump 136 68.0
  Others 64 32.0