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Table 1 Characteristics of 12.580 incident cases of breast cancer (2007–2011) and adjusted means of care costs (diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and overall; €)

From: Cost of breast cancer based on real-world data: a cancer registry study in Italy

  N. % Costs (€)
  diagnosis treatment follow-up overall
Age at diagnosis
  <45 1,390 11.05 296.77 10,000.83 2,543.42 12,210.85
  45–69 6,913 54.95 368.91 7,832.36 2,308.19 9,841.23
  69+ 4,277 34.00 539.57 4,949.00 2,064.76 6,692.16
Hospital type
  Cancer Center 6,058 48.16 758.55 9,552.09 3,027.95 12,522.18
  Public general hospital 4,464 35.48 846.24 8,705.54 2,798.75 11,416.47
  Private general hospital 1,406 11.18 709.07 7,986.39 2,592.26 10,466.91
  Country hospital 8,114 5.18 61.9 4,132.24 802.86 4,620.09
Hospital volume
  low (<50) 1,570 12.48 491.33 491.33 2,459.34 9,206.66
  medium (50–150) 2,896 23.02 535.07 7,711.82 2,464.23 9,842.53
  high (>150) 2,174 64.50 372.96 7,690.33 2,254.35 9,646.24
Stage
  T1N0M0 4,641 36.89 144.1 7,277.0 1,783.4 9,014.8
  T2-3N0M0 1,350 10.73 197.1 8,702.8 2,179.5 10,755.8
  T1-3 N + M0 3,872 30.78 201.1 10,937.0 2,594.7 13,435.9
  T4M0 1,188 9.44 237.8 8,828.7 2,403.7 11,175.1
  M1 1,108 8.81 2,261.9 9,177.8 4,575.6 12,825.9
  Not available 421 3.35 1,427.5 2,376.6 2,562.0 4,577.9
Employment category
  Professional/clerical 3,024 24.04 372.51 8,570.82 2,759.54 11,045.03
  Manual workers 717 5.70 334.60 8,580.01 2,665.97 10,914.96
  Housewife 2,126 16.90 383.43 7,827.24 2,732.78 10,226.13
  Pensioner 5,081 40.39 368.28 7,147.76 2,189.88 8,970.62
  Other 1,115 8.86 392.25 8,062.96 1,772.34 9,510.34
  Missing 517 4.11 672.27 5,273.02 1,238.66 6,427.42
Educational level
  Elementary school 2,304 18.31 402.06 7,959.91 2,347.13 10,010.70
  Junior high school 5,599 44.51 378.09 7,457.62 2,254.22 9,355.50
  High school 2,455 19.52 335.90 8,281.07 2,767.98 10,720.93
  College or higher 1,713 13.62 336.62 8,207.02 2,513.18 10,420.52
  Missing 509 4.05 723.22 5,361.00 1,254.54 6,560.85
Marital status
  Living alone 1,580 12.56 344.76 7,151.48 2,074.98 8,889.80
  Married 7,132 56.69 375.55 7,718.56 2,400.29 9,831.68
  Divorced 497 3.95 361.05 7,443.40 2,760.63 9,948.02
  Widowed 2,641 20.99 443.45 7,111.70 2,223.60 8,998.46
  Missing 730 5.80 637.55 9,182.65 2,002.38 10,800.96
Deprivation Index (quintiles)
  I 2,516 20.00 417.76 7,806.33 2,278.88 9,744.27
  II 2,614 20.78 457.46 7,187.08 2,078.35 8,955.19
  III 2,418 19.22 422.28 7,449.98 2,248.47 9,395.27
  IV 2,445 19.44 369.28 7,695.16 2,572.96 9,956.93
  V 2,587 20.56 340.08 7,979.30 2,409.76 10,025.87
Co-morbidities
  None 7,421 58.99 419.96 7,785.99 2,140.01 9,605.12
  1 3,049 24.24 391.94 7,340.02 2,186.26 9,204.86
  2 1,526 12.13 369.89 7,223.88 2,613.24 9,549.07
  3+ 584 4.64 354.67 7,357.32 3,967.09 10,931.86
Overall 12,580   414.7 8,780.2 2,351.7 10,970.1