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Table 2 Cause of death among women diagnosed with breast cancer in Geneva between 1970 and 2009: effect of reclassification of the official underlying cause of death by the Geneva Cancer Registry

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

Cause of death    5′065   
Concordant    4′620   
Breast cancer    2508   
Other cause    2112   
Discordant    445   
Distribution of discordant cases      
Revised cause of death Breast cancer as the official cause of death Official cause of death Breast cancer as the revised cause of death
  N %   N %
Other tumour 50 19.7 Other tumour 77 40.3
Heart disease 121 47.6 Heart disease 35 18.3
Imprecise code 11 4.3 Imprecise code 37 19.4
Other 72 28.4 Other 42 22.0
  254 100.0   191 100.0