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Table 1 Characteristics of breast cancer survivors according to BMI of 25 kg/m2 or greater

From: Association of lipid profile with obesity among breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study

  BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2  
Characteristics No Yes P-value
N 258 90  
Agea (years), mean (SD) 52.2 (8.4) 52.2 (8.1) 0.94
Age at BC diagnosis (years), mean (SD) 48.7 (8.2) 48.9 (8.2) 0.81
Menopausal status before BC diagnosis, n (%) 89 (34.5) 34 (37.8) 0.58
Marital status, n (%)
 Never married 13 (5.1) 4 (4.5) 0.89
 Married/Cohabiting 206 (79.8) 74 (82.2)  
 Divorced/Separated/Widowed 39 (15.1) 12 (13.3)  
Highest education completed, n (%)
 Middle School 58 (22.5) 28 (31.1) 0.08
 High School 134 (51.9) 48 (53.3)  
 College education and above 66 (25.6) 14 (15.6)  
Ever smoker, n (%) 21 (8.1) 10 (11.1) 0.39
Current alcohol drinker, n (%) 56 (21.7) 16 (17.7) 0.42
Family history of BCb, n (%) 175 (67.8) 59 (65.6) 0.69
Presence or history of chronic diseasec, n (%) 35 (13.6) 17 (18.9) 0.22
Physical Activity (MET-hours/week), mean (SD) 34.2 (35.4) 25.8 (28.9) 0.03
Height (cm), mean (SD) 158.4 (5.1) 157.6 (7.1) 0.34
BMI (kg/m2), mean (SD) 21.9 (1.9) 27.4 (2.2)  < 0.001
  1. Continuous data are presented as mean (SD) and compared using the t-test
  2. Categorical data are presented as n (%) and compared using the chi-squared test
  3. aage at recruitment
  4. bFamily history of BC included a history of benign breast disease
  5. cChronic diseases included high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus and stroke