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Table 2 Distribution of co-variables by deprivation quintile among women who were not screen-detected (N = 434)

From: Do pre-diagnosis primary care consultation patterns explain deprivation-specific differences in net survival among women with breast cancer? An examination of individually-linked data from the UK West Midlands cancer registry, national screening programme and Clinical Practice Research Datalink

  Total Least deprived 2 3 4 Most deprived p-valuea
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total 434 (100) 112(100) 119 (100) 64 (100) 65 (100) 74 (100)
Number of distinct breast symptoms reported in 18mths before diagnosis
 0 103 (23.7) 37 (33.0) 22 (18.5) 12 (18.8) 16 (24.6) 16 (21.6) 0.137
 1 278 (64.1) 66 (58.9) 77 (64.7) 45 (70.3) 39 (60.0) 51 (68.9)
 2+ 53 (12.2) 9 (8.0) 20 (16.8) 7 (10.9) 10 (15.4) 7 (9.5)
Lump symptom
 No 137 (31.6) 43 (38.4) 38 (31.9) 11 (17.2) 22 (33.9) 23 (31.1) 0.069
 Yes 297 (68.4) 69 (61.6) 81 (68.1) 53 (82.8) 43 (66.2) 51 (68.9)
  1. a P-values are derived from X 2 tests for categorical variables and non-parametric tests for trend for continuous variables (BMI, breast-related consultations). All tests exclude missing values