Table 3

Stage at diagnosis, tumor grade, primary tumor size and nodal status by ethnicity in 6 SEER program sites between 1988-2006.*

Variable

Caucasian

Indian/Pakistani

African-American

Hispanic

P value*


AJCC stage

< 0.001

Stage I

118856 (51.0)

381 (36.3)*

11187 (35.9)

6069 (41.9)

Stage II

87267 (37.5)

499 (47.5)*

13735 (44.1)

6322 (43.7)

Stage III

16236 (7.0)

119 (11.3)*

3698 (11.9)

1394 (9.6)

Stage IV

10619 (4.5)

51 (4.9)

2512 (8.1)

694 (4.8)


Tumor Grade

< 0.0001

1

42232 (19.0)

150 (13.5)*

3751 (12.5)

2191 (15.0)

2

93718 (42.2)

452 (40.8)

10376 (34.6)

5751 (39.5)

3

76391 (34.4)

465 (41.9)*

14561 (48.6)

5856 (40.2)

4

9607 (4.3)

42 (3.8)

1254 (4.2)

758 (5.2)


Primary Tumor Size

0.4432

< 1 cm

8364 (25.4)

51 (21.4)

938 (18.2)

564 (20.5)

1 -- 4 cm

20748 (62.9)

151 (63.5)

3140 (60.9)

1758 (64.0)

> 4 cm

3887 (11.7)

36 (15.1)

1079 (20.9)

425 (15.5)


# of nodes positive

0.4668

0

144518 (68.6)

597 (59.5)

16291 (60.4)

8459 (63.1)

1-3

42546 (20.2)

236 (23.5)

6474 (24.0)

2979 (22.2)

4-9

15256 (7.2)

111 (11.1)

2708 (10.1)

1242 (9.3)

> 9

8325 (4.0)

60 (5.9)

1481 (5.5)

718 (5.4)


* p value is for comparison between Asian Indian/Pakistani and Caucasian women adjusted for age at diagnosis and SEER program

Kakarala et al. BMC Cancer 2010 10:191   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-191

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