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Table 2 Underlying causes of mortality among breast cancer patients. Hazards ratios (HR) with 95% confidence intervals presented (N = 622,204)

From: Disease trajectories and mortality among women diagnosed with breast cancer

Disease Code No. HR (95%CI)
Breast cancer mortality C50 5405
Causes other than breast cancer   3556 1.06 (1.02–1.10)
Infectious diseases
 Overall   68 1.08 (0.84–1.39)
  Sepsis A41 35 1.19 (0.84–1.70)
Other cancers
 Overall   1314 1.14 (1.07–1.21)*
  Other solid cancers C00 890 1.16 (1.08–1.24)*
  Hematological cancers C81 76 1.11 (0.87–1.41)
Cardiovascular diseases
 Overall   1069 1.01 (0.94–1.07)
  Hypertensive disorders I10 27 1.00 (0.67–1.51)
  Venous thromboembolism I26 31 1.45 (0.99–2.13)
  Cardiac arrhythmia I49 38 1.11 (0.79–1.57)
  Heart failure I50 65 0.98 (0.76–1.28)
  Stroke I60 180 0.94 (0.80–1.09)
Other non-communicable diseases
 Overall   839 0.96 (0.89–1.03)
  1. Hazard ratios of mortality causes among women in the Swedish national cohort of breast cancer patients, compared to women from the general population who were matched on year of birth, county of residence, and socioeconomic status. The table shows the most prevalent diseases among breast cancer patients. Results with p value < 0.05 are in italics
  2. *Significant result after Bonferroni correction (p < 0.00022)