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Table 2 Distribution of the estimated log odds of nodal involvement, and corresponding unadjusted mortality

From: Ratios of involved nodes in early breast cancer

L All patients Node-negative patients Node-positive patients
  Number of patients at risk Breast cancer mortality Non-breast-cancer mortality Number of patients at risk Breast cancer mortality Non-breast-cancer mortality Number of patients at risk Breast cancer mortality Non-breast-cancer mortality
L ≤ -4 3053 5.4 9.2 3053 5.4 9.2 0   
-4 < L ≤ -3 44695 5.3 10.2 44503 5.2 10.2 192 13.5 7.8
-3 < L ≤ -2 17619 8.0 11.5 10187 5.4 12.8 7432 11.7 9.7
-2 < L ≤ -1 9173 15.4 10.9 327 4.0 19.3 8846 15.8 10.6
-1 < L ≤ 0 5120 24.0 11.0 0    5120 24.0 11.0
0 < L ≤ 1 1943 31.9 11.3 0    1943 31.9 11.3
1 < L ≤ 2 1113 40.3 11.1 0    1113 40.3 11.1
2 < L ≤ 3 536 44.4 13.8 0    536 44.4 13.8
3 < L ≤ 4 376 47.6 13.0 0    376 47.6 13.0
4 < L 58 56.9 10.3 0    58 56.9 10.3
  1. L = empirical logistic transform (estimated log odds).