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Table 4 Degree of importance of various factors related to decision-making by age at diagnosis

From: Correlates of regret with treatment decision-making among Japanese women with breast cancer: results of an internet-based cross-sectional survey

  Age at diagnosis (n, %)  
  ≤ 40 41–50 >  50 p-value
Cancer characteristics
 Very or fairly important 80 (92.0) 238 (94.1) 118 (92.9) .139
 Important 7 (8.0) 10 (4.0) 9 (7.1)  
 Slightly or not at all important 0 (0.0) 5 (2.0) 0 (0.0)  
Treatment benefits and risks
 Very or fairly important 81 (93.1) 237 (93.7) 121 (95.3) .764
 Important 6 (6.9) 16 (6.3) 6 (4.7)  
 Slightly or not at all important 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Obtaining a second opinion
 Very or fairly important 33 (37.9) 80 (31.6) 45 (35.4) .604
 Important 33 (37.9) 99 (39.1) 42 (33.1)  
 Slightly or not at all important 21 (24.1) 74 (29.2) 40 (31.5)  
Medical expenses
 Very or fairly important 55 (63.2) 152 (60.1) 70 (55.1) .439
 Important 16 (18.4) 65 (25.7) 37 (29.1)  
 Slightly or not at all important 16 (18.4) 36 (14.2) 20 (15.7)  
Influence on pregnancy and childbirth
 Very or fairly important 28 (32.2) 16 (6.3) 7 (5.5) <.001
 Important 20 (23.0) 42 (16.6) 9 (7.1)  
 Slightly or not at all important 39 (44.8) 195 (77.1) 111 (87.4)  
Influence on sex life
 Very or fairly important 24 (27.6) 18 (7.1) 8 (6.3) <.001
 Important 22 (25.3) 56 (22.1) 21 (16.5)  
 Slightly or not at all important 41 (47.1) 179 (70.8) 98 (77.2)  
Influence on work and/or housework
 Very or fairly important 57 (65.5) 158 (62.5) 67 (52.8) .337
 Important 19 (21.8) 60 (23.7) 37 (29.1)  
 Slightly or not at all important 11 (12.6) 35 (13.8) 23 (18.1)