Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of women at the time of mammography categorized by cancer diagnosis

From: The long-term course of fatigue following breast cancer diagnosis

  All Count (%) MFI fatigue score at baseline Mean (SD) Not cancer Count (%) Cancer Count (%) Non-responders Count (%)
Women 323 (100) 28.8 (21.2) 204 (63) 119 (37) 2380 (100)
Questionnaires 2639 (100)   1425 (54) 1214 (46) n/a
Number of Questionnaires
 2 25 (8) 33.5 (23.1) 19 (9) 6 (5) n/a
 3 20 (6) 35.3 (22.0) 17 (8) 3 (3) n/a
 4 78 (24) 28.2 (20.4) 72 (35) 6 (5) n/a
 5 to 14 168 (52) 28.5 (22.0) 68 (33) 100 (84) n/a
 15 to 17 32 (10) 24.2 (15.8) 28 (14) 4 (3) n/a
Days from mammography to BC diagnosis
 N 123 (38)   4 (2) 119 (100) 142 (6)
 Min 0   113 0 n/a
 Max 1504   1504 40 n/a
 Median 16   460 16 n/a
Status at entry
Comorbidity
  None 289 (89) 27.3 (20.3) 189 (93) 100 (84) 2075 (87.2)
  1 23 (7) 38.0 (24.9) 10 (5) 13 (11) 175 (7.4)
  2 or more 11 (3) 49.9 (21.2) 5 (2) 6 (5) 130 (5.5)
Work status
  Working 205 (63) 24.9 (18.3) 156 (76) 49 (41) 1568 (65.9)
  Health benefit - temporarily 32 (10) 35.6 (24.2) 15 (7) 17 (14) 259 (10.9)
  Health benefit -permanently 65 (20) 35.6 (23.4) 32 (16) 33 (28) 411 (17.3)
  Retirement pension 21 (7) 35.2 (26.5) 1 (0) 20 (17) 83 (3.5)
  Missing      59 (2.6)
DBCG-protocol
  No protocol assigned 16 (5) 41.5 (25.7) 0 (0) 16 (13) 32 (1.3)
  A 5 (2) 15.8 (18.7) 0 (0) 5 (4) 22 (0.9)
  B 32 (10) 24.3 (22.4) 0 (0) 32 (27) 71 (3.0)
  C 38 (12) 33.3 (24.2) 0 (0) 38 (32) 55 (2.3)
  D 28 (9) 25.2 (19.1) 0 (0) 28 (24) 31 (1.3)
  Irrelevant/missing 204 (63) 28.5 (20.0) 204 (100) 0 (0) 2239 (94.1)
Age
  Younger than 30 17 (5) 21.3 (13.9) 16 (8) 1 (1) 99 (4.2)
  30–39 49 (15) 29.5 (22.5) 41 (20) 8 (7) 566 (23.8)
  40–49 90 (28) 28.0 (21.3) 74 (36) 16 (13) 784 (32.9)
  50–59 95 (29) 31.0 (20.3) 49 (24) 46 (39) 543 (22.8)
  Older than 60 72 (22) 28.1 (22.7) 24 (12) 48 (40) 324 (13.6)
  Missing      64 (2.7)
HADS total score
  N 320 (99)   201 (99) 119 (100) n/a
  Mean 11.16   10.88 11.62 n/a
  SD 7.48   7.24 7.86 n/a
GH-1 score
  N 318 (98)   201 (99) 117 (98) n/a
  Mean 75.04   76.03 73.35 n/a
  SD 20.78   18.99 23.53 n/a
MFI fatigue score at baseline
  N 323 (100)   204 (100) 119 (100) n/a
  Mean 28.79   28.48 29.33 n/a
  SD 21.18   19.96 23.21 n/a