Table 3

Characteristics regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in women, Brazil, 2010
Variables % Crude PR(CI 95%) p Adjusted PRa(CI 95%) p
Staging 0–2 46.4 1 0.001 1 0.216
3–4 43.8 2.23(1.33–3.72) 1.15(0.78–2.92)
Type of surgery (breast) Conservative 40.2 1 0.04 1 0.91
Radical 59.8 0.63(0.38–1.04) 0.96(0.45–2.00)
Level of axillary lymphadenectomy Sampling 6.3 1 <0.01 1 0.52
Dissection-low 42.0 3.76(1.50–9.42) 1.81(0.53–6.17)
Dissection-high 35.7 4.44(1.73–11.40) 1.42(0.39–5.18)
Chemotheraphy performed No 11.6 1 <0.01 1 0.69
Yes 87.5 3.22(1.62–6.38) 4.71(0.62–5.74)
Any chemotherapy performed on arm ipsilateral to surgery No 74.1 1 0.11 1 0.91
Yes 11.6 2.01(0.76–5.29) 1.06(0.34–3.33)
Radiotherapy performed No 9.8 1 0.478
Yes 90.2 1.12(0.49–2.54)
Area administered radiotherapy Biopsy 56.3 1 0.008 1 0.13
Axilla-breast 28.6 2.67(1.27–5.59) 2.83(0.93–8.56)
Breast, axilla, supraclavicular fossa 15.2 2.66(1.17–6.02) 1.52(0.47–4.86)

aVariables adjusted within their blocks.

Characteristics regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in women, associated with the occurence of lymphedema following surgical treatment for breast cancer, Juiz de Fora (MG), Brazil, 2010.

Paiva et al.

Paiva et al. BMC Women's Health 2013 13:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-13-6

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