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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the patients by means, SD and range, n = 49

From: Validation of repeated self-reported n-3 PUFA intake using serum phospholipid fatty acids as a biomarker in breast cancer patients during treatment

Characteristics presurgery Mean SD Range
Age at diagnosis, years 54.2 7.8 38–69
Education, years* 16.2 3.4 8–24
Postmenopausal, no (%) 32 (65)   
Smoking, no (%) 9 (18)   
Height, cm 168.1 5.9 155–181
Weight, kg 70.4 11.7 48.5–97.1
BMI, kg/m2 24.8 3.4 20.2–33.2
Waist circumference, cm 86.8 11.1 69.0–112.5
Waist/hip ratio 0.86 0.06 0.75–1.00
Treatment (around 6–12 months)
 Radiotherapy, no (%) 38 (78)   
 Chemotherapy, no (%) 30 (61)   
 Endocrine therapy, no (%) 31 (63)   
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. *n = 48