Skip to main content

Table 1 The characteristics of breast cancer patients (n = 190)

From: Delayed presentation in breast cancer: a study in Iranian women

   No. %
Age groups (years)    
  < 35 25 13
  35–44 54 28
  45–54 72 38
  ≥ 55 39 21
  Mean (SD) 47.0 (11.3)  
  Range 24–82  
Marital status    
  Single 8 4
  Married 152 80
  Widowed/divorced 30 16
Education levels    
  Illiterate 56 30
  Primary 78 40
  Secondary/Higher education 56 30
Number of children    
  None 20 11
  1–3 88 46
  ≥ 4 82 43
Family history of breast cancer    
  No 146 77
  Yes 44 23
History of benign breast disease    
  Yes 34 18
  No 156 82
First symptom seen    
  Lump 167 88
  Other* 23 12
Delay presentation (months)    
  ≤ 3 142 75
  > 3 48 25
  Mean (SD) 3.8 (8.6)  
  Range < 1–60  
Stage of disease (n = 165)    
  I 9 5
  II 94 57
  III 51 31
  IV 11 7
Tumor size (n = 170)    
  < 2 cm 21 12
  2–5 cm 93 55
  ≥ 5 cm 56 33
Nodal involvement (n = 165)    
  No 46 28
  Yes 119 72
  1. * including discharge, pain, and skin problems.