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Table 5 Diagnosis delay and risk of late stage breast cancer at time of diagnosis

From: Diagnosis delay in Libyan female breast cancer

Tumour characteristics Number of patients Proportion of patients according to diagnosis time (percent) P value
    <3 months 3-6 months >6 months  
Clinical stage Stage 1 18 94.4 5.6 0.0 <0.0001
  Stage 2 51 74.5 23.5 2.0  
  Stage 3 108 2.8 10.2 87.0  
  Stage 4 23 0.0 0.0 100.0  
Clinical stage Early stages 69 79.7 18.8 1.4 <0.0001
  Late stages 131 2.3 8.4 89.3  
T T 1 25 96.0 4.0 0.0 <0.0001
  T 2 54 60.8 33.3 5.9  
  T 3 78 4.3 25.7 70.0  
  T 4 43 0.0 4.8 95.2  
N N 0 50 80.0 18.0 2.0 <0.0001
  N 1 76 22.4 31.6 46.1  
  N 2 58 1.7 12.1 86.2  
  N 3 16 0.0 0.0 100.0  
M M 0 177 32.8 21.5 45.8 <0.0001
  M 1 23 0.0 8.7 91.3