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Table 4 Distribution pattern of breast lesions in symptomatic patients at ENHL by age group (n = 905)

From: Distribution of breast lesions diagnosed by cytology examination in symptomatic patients at Eritrean National Health Laboratory, Asmara, Eritrea: a retrospective study

Age group Malignant Suspicious Atypical Benign Inadequate material Total
≤ 20 0 (0.0%) 2 (1.2%) 1 (0.6%) 158 (97.6%) 1 (0.6%) 162 (100%)
21–30 8 (2.1%) 8 (2.1%) 12 (3.2%) 340 (91.3%) 5 (1.3%) 373 (100%)
31–40 15 (11.2%) 6 (4.5%) 6 (4.5%) 106 (79.1%) 1 (0.7%) 134 (100%)
41–50 26 (26.0%) 17 (17.0%) 10 (10.0%) 45 (45.0%) 2 (2.0%) 100 (100%)
51–60 26 (34.7%) 16 (21.3%) 7 (9.3%) 26 (34.7%) 0 (0.0%) 75 (100%)
> 60 26 (42.6%) 9 (14.8%) 3 (4.9%) 19 (31.1%) 4 (6.6%) 61 (100%)
Total 101 (11.2%) 58 (6.4%) 39 (4.3%) 694 (76.7%) 13 (1.4%) 905 (100)
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