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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of women with breast cancer

From: Diagnosis, treatment characteristics, and survival of women with breast cancer aged 65 and above: a hospital-based retrospective study

   n %
Age at the time of diagnosis (n=1036) <65 774 74.7
65-69 102 9.8
70-74 92 8.9
≥75 68 6.6
Year of diagnosis (n=1036) 2000 147 14.2
2001 137 13.2
2002 131 12.6
2003 152 14.7
2004 143 13.8
2005 164 15.8
2006 162 15.6
Comorbidity (n=690) No 557 80.7
Yes 133 19.3
Stage (n=912) 1 208 22.8
2 415 45.5
3 197 21.6
4 92 10.1
Histology (n=1012) Invasive ductal ca 473 46.7
Invasive lobular ca 220 21.7
Mixed 182 18.0
Others 137 13.5
Histologic grade (n=745) 1 119 16.0
2 338 45.3
3 288 38.7
Lymphovascular invasion (n=849) No 174 20.5
Yes 675 79.5
Surgery (n=1010) No 52 5.1
Yes 958 94.9
Chemotherapy (n=824) No 187 22.7
Yes 637 77.3
Radiotherapy (n=794) No 28 3.5
Yes 766 96.5
Hormonotherapy (n=703) No 113 16.1
Yes 590 83.9
Recurrence (n=545) No 490 89.9
Yes 55 10.1
Metastases (n=608) No 415 68.3
Yes 193 31.7