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Table 1 Sample characteristics of the participants

From: Profiles of instrumental, emotional, and informational support in Chinese breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy: a latent class analysis

Variables Frequency Percent
Age   
 20–29 16 2.5
 30–39 106 16.6
 40–49 222 34.8
 50–59 207 32.6
 ≥ 60 87 13.5
Religion   
 Yes 54 8.5
 No 584 91.5
Marital status   
 Single 13 2.0
 Married 599 93.9
 Divorced 15 2.4
 Widowed 11 1.7
Childbearing history   
 Yes 620 97.2
 No 18 2.8
Menstrual status   
 Premenopausal 336 52.7
 Postmenopausal 302 47.3
Education background   
 Primary school or below 162 25.4
 Secondary school 119 18.7
 High school 211 33.0
 University or above 146 22.9
Lifestyle   
 Living alone 18 2.8
 Living with family 601 94.2
 Living with others 19 3.0
Current employment   
 Employed 292 45.8
 Retired 160 25.1
 Unemployed 186 29.1
Monthly family income (¥)   
 ≤ 6000 320 50.2
 > 6000 318 49.8
Medical insurance   
 Free medical insurance 4 0.6
 Employee health insurance 260 40.8
 Rural health insurance 343 53.8
 Without health insurance 31 4.8
Cycles of chemotherapy   
 1–3 cycles 247 38.7
 4–6 cycles 270 42.3
 > 6 cycles 121 19.0