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Table 3 Distribution of breast cancer treatment procedures according to adherence to hormone treatment (N = 5,861)

From: Adherence to hormone therapy among women with breast cancer

Variable Adherent Non-adherent χ2(p)
N % N %
Type of hormone therapy      <0.0001
TMX only 3,014 79.8 762 20.2  
AIS only 256 75.5 83 24.5  
Both (TMX + AIS) 1,200 68.7 546 31.3  
Surgery      0.0007
Yes 2,720 77.8 775 22.2  
No 1,750 74.0 616 26.0  
Chemotherapy      < 0.0001
Yes 2,553 72.3 978 27.7  
No 1,917 82.3 413 17.7  
Radiotherapy      < 0.0001
Yes 2,036 73.4 736 26.5  
No 2,434 78.8 655 21.2  
Therapeutic combination      < 0.0001
HT only 447 80.9 105 19.0  
HT and surgery 762 84.8 137 15.2  
HT and CT 395 68.2 184 31.8  
HT and RT 405 80.5 98 19.5  
HT, CT and surgery 830 78.4 229 21.6  
HT, RT and surgery 303 80.6 73 19.4  
HT, CT and RT 503 68.7 229 31.3  
HT, CT, RT and surgery 825 71.1 336 28.9  
CT frequency     < 0.0001
No procedure 1,917 82.3 413 17.7  
1 to 3 procedures 560 81.2 130 18.8  
4 to 6 procedures 1,463 82.3 314 17.7  
≥ 7procedures 530 49.8 534 50.2  
Frequency of hospitalization      < 0.0001
None 752 78.2 209 21.7  
One 2,250 80.5 544 19.5  
Two 909 76.9 273 23.1  
≥ 3 559 60.5 365 39.5  
Mastologist consultations      < 0.0001
None 343 55.6 274 44.4  
1 to 4 consultations 693 69.2 308 30.8  
5 to 13 consultations 2,473 83.2 498 16.8  
≥14 consultations 961 75.5 311 24.5  
Clinical oncologist consultations     < 0.0001
None 1,006 80.3 251 20.0  
1 to 4 consultations 1,325 79.1 349 20.8  
5 to 12 consultations 1,126 74.6 384 25.4  
≥13 consultations 1,013 71.3 407 28.7  
Other physician consultations     < 0.0001
≤ 9 consultations 410 67.9 194 32.1  
10 to 22 consultations 1,683 78.0 475 22.0  
23 to 34 consultations 1,316 80.5 319 19.5  
≥35 consultations 1,061 72.5 403 27.5  
Psychotherapy consultations      < 0.0001
None 2,422 72.7 909 27.3  
1 to 3 consultations 1,577 80.0 394 20.0  
≥4 consultations 471 84.3 88 15.7  
Therapeutic support consultations     < 0.0001
None 994 70.8 410 29.2  
1 to 3 consultations 1,553 77.3 457 22.7  
4 to 7 consultations 872 77.2 258 22.8  
≥8 consultations 1,051 79.8 266 20.2  
DATS (tests)      < 0.0001
None 870 78.2 242 21.8  
1 test 1,587 79.1 420 20.9  
2 to 3 tests 1,377 75.8 439 24.2  
≥4 tests 636 68.7 290 31.3