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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Patient delay factors in women presenting with breast cancer in a low income country

Variable Participant distribution
Number Percentage
Age group in years
 <35 32 20
 35–44 51 32
 45–55 40 25
 >55 38 24
Religiona
 Catholic 53 33
 Muslim 16 10
 Pentecostal 37 23
 Protestant 52 32
 SDA 3 2
Employment
 Unskilled worker 36 22
 Subsistence farmer 53 33
 Formal employment 29 18
 Unemployment 44 27
Marital statusa
 Single 20 13
 Married 87 54
 Widowed 25 16
 Divorced 28 18
Number of children
 None 12 7
 1–3 82 51
 ≥4 68 42
Monthly income (shillings)b
 ≤93,750 70 43
 >93,750 91 57
Education level
 None 15 9
 Primary 54 33
 Secondary 57 35
 Tertiary 36 22
Positive history of familial breast cancer 42 26
Positive history of benign breast disease
 Yes 30 19
Manchester clinical stage
 Stage 2 6 4
 Stage 3 17 10
 Stage 4 139 86
Tumor grade
 Well differentiated 76 47
 Moderately differentiated 31 19
 Poorly differentiated 55 34
  1. aOne missing religion, two missing marital status
  2. b1US dollars = 2600 Uganda shillings (July 2014)