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Table 5 Association between two-tier age category and risk of malignancy among study patients at ENHL

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

Age category N High risk for malignancy Low risk for malignancy Chi-square value p* value
≤ 40 years 669 (73.9%) 39 (24.5%) 630 (84.5%) 244.13  < 0.001
> 40 years 236 (26.1%) 120 (75.5%) 116 (15.5%)
Total 905 (100%) 159 (100%) 746 (100%)
  1. *Difference is significant at p < 0.001