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Table 2 Medical and lifestyle characteristics of survey respondents

From: Weight management barriers and facilitators after breast cancer in Australian women: a national survey

  Description N %
Medical conditions and symptoms (n = 228)
  Diabetes not requiring insulin 11 4.8
  Impaired glucose tolerance (abnormal glucose tolerance test) 10 4.4
  Fasting hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels but no diabetes) 5 2.2
  High cholesterol 79 34.7
  High blood pressure 78 34.2
  Neuropathy 64 28.1
  Hot flushes 152 66.7
Self-Rated Diet (n = 302)
  Excellent 24 7.95
  Very good 126 41.72
  Good 118 39.07
  Fair 29 9.60
  Poor 5 1.66
Smoking Status (n = 302)
  Never Smoked 192 63.58
  Ex-Smoker 101 33.44
  Recently Quit, Ex-smoker in the last 3 months 3 0.99
  Current Smoker 6 1.99
Alcohol (n = 292)
  Non-drinker 76 26.03
  1–7 standard drinks a week 171 58.56
  8–14 standard drinks a week 40 13.70
  > 14 standard drinks a week 5 1.71
Physical activity level (MET) (n = 305)
  None (< 80) 17 5.57
  Low (80- < 400) 110 36.07
  Moderate (400- < 560) 65 21.31
  High (> = 560) 113 37.05
Current Physical Activity (c.f before diagnosis) (n = 294)
  I’m more active 70 23.81
  I’m less active 113 38.43
  I’m as active as I was 111 37.76
Self-Rated Health (n = 292)
  Excellent 23 7.88
  Very good 100 34.25
  Good 121 41.44
  Fair 45 15.41
  Poor 3 1.02
  1. MET metabolic cost (per week) in minutes