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Table 1 Clinico-pathological features of Triple Negative cancers and non-Triple negative cancers

From: Triple negative breast cancer in a poor resource setting in North-Western Tanzania: a preliminary study of 52 patients

   TN cancers Non TN cancers  
N n (%) n (%) p-value
Variable     
Age (years)     
Less or equal to 46 24 8 (33.3) 16 (66.6)  
Above 46 28 12 (42.8) 16 (57.2) 0.339
Tumour size     
Below 6 cm 26 7 (26.9) 19 (73)  
Above 6 cm 26 13 (50) 13 (50) 0.077
Histological grade     
Grade I 3 0 (0) 3 (100)  
Grade II 9 3 (33.3) 6 (66.6)  
Grade III 40 17 (42.5) 23 (57.5) 0.325
Lymph node metastasis     
Yes 38 16 (42.1) 22 (57.9)  
No 14 4 (28.6) 10 (71.4) 0.288
Proliferation index(Ki-67)     
High 39 17 (43.6) 22 (56.4)  
Low 13 3 (23.1) 10 (76.9) 0.162
Stage     
Early stage 10 3 (30) 7 (70)  
Late stage 42 17 (40.5) 25 (59.5) 0.408