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Table 2 Sample description (N = 47)

From: Predictors of skin self-examination before and after a melanoma diagnosis: the role of medical advice and patient’s level of education

Variable M (SD ) % (n )
Age in years 55.39 (12.62)  
Education in years since grade 1 13.03 (3.48)  
Sex   
  Male   51.1 (24)
  Female   48.9 (23)
Marital status   
  Married   61.7 (29)
  Common law   10.6 (5)
  Single, never married   6.4 (3)
  Divorced/separated   12.8 (6)
  Widowed   8.5 (4)
Time since diagnosis in months   
  <1   17.0 (8)
  1 to 2   14.9 (7)
  3 to 6   34.0 (16)
  > 6   31.9 (15)
  Missing   2.1 (1)
Melanoma stage   
  In situ (stage 0)   40.4 (19)
  Stage I   10.6 (5)
  Stage II   14.9 (7)
  Stage III   17.0 (8)
  Missing   17.0 (8)
Melanoma detection   
  Patient   42.6 (20)
  Physician   10.6 (5)
  Partner/spouse   12.8 (6)
  Other (e.g., sister, offspring)   8.5 (4)
  Missing   25.5 (12)