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Table 1 Description of breast cancer population (926 patients)

From: Breast cancer care compared with clinical Guidelines: an observational study in France

Characteristics N (%)
Age (years)   
   < 50 250 (27)
   50-69 468 (51)
   ≥ 70 208 (22)
Educational level   
   Less than baccalaureate (secondary-school diploma) 627 (71)
   Baccalaureate or higher 262 (29)
Live alone   
   No 738 (79)
   Yes 194 (21)
Tumour localisation   
   Central 47 (5)
   Several quadrants 247 (27)
   Medial or lateral 603 (68)
Stage AJCC/UICC*   
   Stage 0 and 1 447 (49)
   Stage 2 332 (36)
   Stage 3 137 (15)
Menopausal status   
   Postmenopausal 590 (67)
   Premenopausal 284 (33)
Nodal status   
   Negative 566 (63)
   Positive 336 (37)
Histological size (mm)   
   ≤ 10 250 (29)
   10-30 544 (62)
   > 30 76 (9)
Hormonal receptor status   
   At least one receptor positive 742 (81)
   Two receptors negative 170 (19)
Peritumoural vascular invasion   
   No 385 (42)
   Yes 229 (25)
   Unknown 312 (34)
Histological grade   
   Grade I 211 (24)
   Grade II 422 (48)
   Grade III 254 (72)
Care sector itinerary   
   Public 333 (36)
   Private 231 (25)
   Both (public and private) 362 (39)
Status of surgical hospital   
   Teaching 223 (24)
   Not teaching 703 (76)
Region of surgery   
   Region 1 558 (63)
   Region 2 326 (37)
  1. *AJCC: American Joint Committee on Cancer