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Table 1 The annual follow-up rate in cancer patients undergone curative surgery during 2012–2018 (N = 711)

From: Adherence to post-surgery follow-up assessment and its association with sociodemographic and disease characteristics in patients with breast cancer in Central China

Annual follow-up Total patients Follow-up Lost follow-up χ2 p*
1st year 711 477(67.1%) 234(32.9%)   
2nd year 551 389(70.6%) 162(29.4%) 1.78 0.18
3rd year 420 253(60.2%) 167(39.8%) 5.42 0.02
4th year 285 148(51.9%) 137(48.1%) 20.00 < 0.01
5th year 177 77(43.5%) 100(56.5%) 33.60 < 0.01
  1. *Annual follow-up rate after surgery were compared with the first year using a Chi-square test
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