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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the cohort of female breast cancer patients diagnosed in Geneva between 1970 and 2009

From: Accuracy of cause of death data routinely recorded in a population-based cancer registry: impact on cause-specific survival and validation using the Geneva cancer registry

  Overall Deceased
  N % N %
Age at diagnosis (mean, SD) 61,5 (0,14) 66,8 (0,21)
Age groups
0-50 2′422 23.0 749 14.8
50-59 2′469 23.4 831 16.4
60-69 2′383 22.6 1′055 20.8
70-79 1′949 18.5 1′317 26.0
80+ 1′311 12.5 1′113 22.0
Period of diagnosis
1970-79 1′890 17.9 1′576 31.1
1980-89 2′192 20.8 1′552 30.6
1990-99 2′896 27.5 1′302 25.7
2000-09 3′556 33.8 635 12.5
Socioeconomic status
High 1′620 15.4 597 11.8
Middle 5′092 48.3 2′171 42.9
Low 2′390 22.7 1′484 29.3
Unknown 1′432 13.6 813 16.1
Stage
I 3′434 32.6 1′014 20.0
II 4′355 41.3 2′044 40.4
III 1′219 11.6 807 15.9
IV 585 5.6 490 9.7
Unknown 941 8.9 710 14.0
Treatment
Surgery only 1′890 17.9 1′252 24.7
Surgery + adjuvant 7′340 69.7 2′693 53.2
No treatment 473 4.5 421 8.3
Hormones only 547 5.2 448 8.8
Others 284 2.7 251 5.0
Sector of care
Private 5′122 48.6 2′028 40.0
Public 5′412 51.4 3′037 60.0
Total 10′534 100.0 5′065 100.0