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Table 1 Distribution of the percentages of involved nodes and corresponding unadjusted mortality

From: Ratios of involved nodes in early breast cancer

Percentage of involved nodes (np/nx [%]) Number of patients at risk All-cause mortality (%) Breast cancer mortality (%) Non-breast-cancer mortality (%)
0 58070 15.9 5.2 10.7
1–10 8695 21.6 11.7 9.9
11–20 6350 26.3 15.7 10.6
21–30 3003 30.8 19.9 10.9
32–40 2055 33.1 22.7 10.4
41–50 1487 41.0 29.6 11.4
51–60 889 37.8 28.2 9.6
61–70 719 47.0 33.7 13.4
71–80 717 50.3 40.3 10.0
81–90 658 52.6 40.4 12.2
91–100 1043 58.6 45.2 13.4
  1. np, number of pathologically involved axillary lymph nodes; nx, number of axillary lymph nodes examined (excised).