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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the two groups

From: Effects of an exercise and hypocaloric healthy eating intervention on indices of psychological health status, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis regulation and immune function after early-stage breast cancer: a randomised controlled trial

Characteristic Intervention group (n = 44) Control group (n = 41)
Age, years 55.8 (10.0) 55.3 (8.8)
Body mass, kg 78.1 (10.1) 82.9 (17.0)
Body mass index, kg/m2 29.7 (3.5) 31.1 (5.7)
Waist circumference, cm 91.1 (9.9) 94.5 (13.8)
Waist:hip ratio 0.82 (0.07) 0.83 (0.06)
Months post treatment 9.0 (5.5) 7.1 (4.4)
Lymphoedema, n (%) 9 (20.4) 15 (36.6)
Ethnicity   
  White, n (%) 43 (98) 41 (100)
Marital status   
  Married/cohabitating, n (%) 29 (66) 29 (71)
  Single/windowed/divorced, n (%) 15 (34) 12 (29)
Smokers, n (%) 3 (6.8) 1 (2.4)
Hormone treatment  
  Chemotherapy, n (%) 26 (59.1) 22 (53.7)
  Radiotherapy, n (%) 38 (86.4) 33 (80.5)
  Tamoxifen, n (%) 21 (47.7) 21 (51.2)
  Arimidex, n (%) 14 (31.8) 10 (24.4)
  Herceptin, n (%) 3 (6.8) 5 (12.2)
  1. n, number.