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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the participants of the PACT study

From: Effects of an 18-week exercise programme started early during breast cancer treatment: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group Usual care group
  n % n %
Education     
 Low 4 3.9 18 17.6
 Medium 48 47.1 42 41.2
 High 47 46.1 36 35.3
 Unknown 3 2.9 6 5.9
Marital status     
 Couple 79 77.5 76 74.5
 Single 20 19.6 20 19.6
 Unknown 3 2.9 6 5.9
Menopausal status     
 Premenopausal 48 47.1 67 65.7
 Postmenopausal 45 44.1 33 32.4
 Unknown 9 8.8 2 2.0
Radiotherapy     
 No 30 29.4 33 32.4
 Yes 72 70.6 69 67.6
Tissue expander     
 No 93 91.2 92 90.2
 Yes 9 8.8 10 9.8
Her2, ER, and PR receptors     
 Triple negative 24 23.5 12 11.8
 Her2Neu+, ER+, or PR+ 11 10.8 18 17.6
 Her2Neu+, ER–, and PR– 10 9.8 2 2.0
 Her2Neu–, ER+, or PR+ 57 55.9 70 68.6
Adjuvant treatment started before recruitment     
 Chemotherapy 36 35.3 36 35.3
 Radiotherapy 27 26.5 35 34.3
 None 39 38.2 31 30.4
  Mean SD Mean SD
Age (years) 49.7 8.2 49.5 7.9
Height (cm) 168.1 6.6 169.1 6.5
Weight (kg) 72.8 13.2 76.0 15.4
BMI (kg/m2) 25.8 4.4 26.6 5.2
  Median IQR Median IQR
Moderate to high intensity total PA performed before diagnosis (min/week)* 485 240–975 600 300–1440
Moderate to high intensity leisure and sport PA performed before diagnosis (min/week) 180 50–375 173 60–330
  1. IQR interquartile range, PA physical activity
  2. * Including work, leisure, and sport activities