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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Satisfaction and quality of life in women who undergo breast surgery: A qualitative study

Characteristics N %
Operation type   
Reduction
Augmentation
Reconstruction
15
12
21
31.3
25.0
43.8
Type of reconstruction   
   Implant 12 57.1
   Tram 7 33.3
   Unilateral implant and tram 2 9.5
Timing of reconstruction   
   Delayed 9 42.9
   Immediate 11 52.4
   Unilateral immediate and delayed 1 4.8
Time since surgery   
< 12 months
12 to 24 months
> 24 months
8
30
10
16.7
62.5
20.8
Age
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 75
3
14
13
17
6.4
29.8
27.7
36.2
Marital Status   
Married
Common-law
Divorced
Widowed
Single
21
4
5
2
16
43.8
8.3
10.4
4.2
33.3
Ethnicity   
Caucasian
Ethnic minority
42
6
87.5
12.5
Main Activity   
Working
Homemaker
Student
Retired
Unemployed
33
5
3
3
2
70.2
10.6
6.4
6.4
6.4