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Table 3 Effect of patients’ sociodemographic characteristics on the frequency of IFSE use

From: Application of intraoperative frozen section examination in the management of female breast cancer in China: a nationwide, multicenter 10-year epidemiological study

Sociodemographic characteristic Group A Group B Total χ2value P value
  Number Percentage (%) Number Percentage (%)  
Education level Primary school and lower 372 98.41 6 1.59 378   
  Junior and senior high school 626 98.12 12 1.88 638 14.835 0.001
  Junior college and higher 270 94.08 17 5.92 287   
Total 1,268   35   1,303*   
Occupation Manual work 984 96.09 40 3.91 1,024   
  Intellectual work 569 91.63 52 8.37 621 15.902 <0.001
  Other** 344 95.56 16 4.44 360   
Total 1,897   108   2,005*   
Age (years) <35 114 82.01 25 17.99 139 59.602 <0.001
  35–49 1,074 93.80 71 6.20 1,145   
  50–64 774 97.60 19 2.40 793   
  >64 198 96.12 8 3.88 206   
Total 2,160   123   2,283   
  1. * Patients whose data were unavailable are not included in the table. ** Other: Those with occupations that are difficult to classify as manual or intellectual work, namely, housewives, merchants, soldiers, and unemployed individuals.