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Table 1 Breast cancer incidence in Sri Lanka by gender and age group with Joinpoint analysis of Estimated Annual Percentage Change (EAPC) from 2001 to 2010

From: Incidence trends and patterns of breast cancer in Sri Lanka: an analysis of the national cancer database

  2001 2010 EAPC 2001–2010 (95% CI)
n Rate (95% CI) n Rate (95% CI)
Age group (years)
Male
 < 20 1 0.03 1 0.03 0
 20–39 2 0.07 2 0.06 −1.43
 40–59 15 0.72 10 0.44 −3.89
 60+ 26 3.16 26 2.88 −0.89
 Age standardized 44 0.58 (0.41–0.76) 39 0.48 (0.33–0.63) 3.1 (−2.5–9.1)
Female
 < 20 2 0.06 2 0.06 0
 20–39 197 6.42 263 7.78 2.12*
 40-59 952 44.6 1374 58.4 3.09*
 60+ 396 48.1 755 74.8 5.55*
 Age standardized 1547 17.3 (16.5–18.2) 2401 24.7 (23.7–25.7) 4.4 (3.3–5.5)*
 Overall age standardised rate 1591 9.17 (8.17–9.62) 2440 13.0 (12.5–13.5) 4.4 (3.3–5.4)
Histology type
Female
 Ductal CA 1221 13.6 (12.9–14.4) 2085 21.4 (20.5–22.4) 5.2 (2.8–7.8)*
 Lobular CA 74 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 55 0.6 (0.4–0.7) −3.3 (− 10.4–19.2)
 Malignancy NOS 158 1.8 (1.5–2.1) 142 1.5 (1.2–1.7) −0.9 (− 10.6–9.9)
 Others 94 1.0 (0.8–1.3) 119 1.2 (1.0–1.5) 2.4 (−2.4–7.5)
Male
 Ductal CA 32 0.43 (0.28–0.58) 33 0.41 (0.27–0.55) 3.2 (−3.3–10.3)
 Lobular CA 2 0.02 (0.00–0.06) 0 0.0
 Malignancy NOS 4 0.05 (0.00–0.10) 3 0.04 (0.02–0.08) 5.6 (− 12.1–26.9)
 Others 6 0.08 (0.02–0.14) 3 0.03 (0.00–0.07) − 4.3 (− 20.3–15.1)
Overall
 Ductal CA 1253 7.21 (6.82–7.64) 2118 11.2 (10.8–11.7) 5.2 (2.8–7.7)*
 Lobular CA 76 0.44 (0.34–0.54) 55 0.29 (0.21–0.36) 2.6 (− 10.4–17.6)
 Malignancy NOS 162 0.95 (0.82–1.13) 145 0.78 (0.65–0.90) −0.8 (− 10.8–10.3)
 Others 100 0.57 (0.46–0.68) 122 0.66 (0.54–0.78) 2.8 (−2.5–8.3)
  1. *The EAPC is significant (p < 0.05)