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Table 1 The characteristics of the study sample (n = 216)

From: Sexual function in breast cancer patients: a prospective study from Iran

   No. %
Demographic status    
Age    
  ≤ 40   
  41-45 45 20.8
  46-50 51 23.6
  51-55 47 21.8
  56 ≥ 32 14.8
  Mean (SD) 44.3 (8.6)  
Education    
  Illiterate   
  Primary 111 51.4
  Secondary 61 28.2
  Higher 16 7.4
Employment    
  Housewife   85.6
  Employed 31 14.4
Clinical status    
Disease stage    
  I   
  II 91 42.1
  III 39 18.1
  Unknown 54 25.0
Surgery    
  Conservative   
  Mastectomy 156 72.2
Chemotherapy    
  Yes 200 92.6
  No 16 7.4
Radiotherapy    
  Yes 187 86.6
  No 29 13.4
Endocrine therapy    
  Yes 162 75.0
  No 54 25.0
Sexual status    
Age at marriage    
  Mean (SD) 19.1 (4.2) -
Age at first intercourse    
  Mean (SD) 19.3 (4.2)  
Intercourse per week    
  1-2 times 196 90.7
  3-4 times 17 7.9
  > 4 times 3 1.4
Time interval between pre- and post-treatment evaluations (months) Mean (SD) 9.1 (1.06)