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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Sample

From: Women's constructions of the 'right time' to consider decisions about risk-reducing mastectomy and risk-reducing oophorectomy

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Marital Status  
   Married/common-law 17 (77)
   Single/separated/divorced/widowed 5 (23)
Ethnicity  
   Anglo-Saxon 11 (50)
   Ashkenazi Jewish 6 (27)
   Other 5 (23)
Education  
   Some college and above 15 (68)
   High school and below 7 (32)
Employment  
   Employed 18 (82)
   Unemployed/homemaker/retired 4 (18)
Household annual income (Canadian)  
   Less than 40,000 4 (18)
   $41,000 - 80,000 8 (36)
   Greater than $80,000 10 (46)
Children  
   Have children 12 (55)
   No children 10 (45)
Time since genetic testing  
   Less than 1 year 5 (23)
   1-4 years 4 (18)
   Greater than 5 years 13 (59)
Cancer history  
   Previous breast cancer history 5 (23)
   No previous breast cancer history 17 (77)
  1. Note. N = 22