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Table 2 Job category and work interruption during concurrent chemotherapy and radiation

From: Employment and return to work following chemoradiation in patient with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer

Job category (example) Number Did not take time off Reduced hours Took time off, returned Took time off, never returned
N (%) N (%) N (%) Median time off (weeks) N (%)
Professional (attorney, psychologist) 53 2 (4) 9 (17) 38 (72) 15 4 (8)
Other officers & mgrs (plant manager, postal supervisor) 9 1 (11) 2 (22) 6 (67) 12 0 (0)
Executives or senior officers (hotel owner, bank executive) 8 0 (0) 2 (25) 6 (75) 14 0 (0)
Sales workers (real estate agent) 8 0 (0) 3 (38) 4 (50) 14 1 (12)
Craft worker (stage hand, iron worker) 6 0 (0) 1 (17) 4 (67) 6.5 1 (17)
Other 10 0 (0) 0 (0) 9 (90) 18 1 (10)
Not provided 8 0 (0) 1 (13) 6 (75) 9 1 (12)
Total 102 3 (3) 18 (18) 73 (71) 14.5 8 (8)
  1. Notes
  2. Row percentages add to 100 %
  3. Jobs categorized using Unites States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Job Classification Guide
  4. Other includes job categories with <5 patients: administrative support workers (4), service workers (1), and technicians (3)
  5. Based on n = 73 who provided information