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Table 1 Patients’ demographics and clinical characteristic, BCU Uppsala and BCU Arvika, 2011–2014

From: High experienced continuity in breast cancer care is associated with high health related quality of life

Variables BCU Uppsala+Arvika BCU Arvika BCU Uppsala p-value difference Arvika/Uppsala
N = 218 N = 79 N = 139
Age at diagnose (mean) 65.3 65.6 65.1 0.75
Detected by mammography screening 127 (58%) 41 (52%) 86 (62%) 0.15
Diagnosed 2011–2012 81 (37%) 31 (39%) 50 (36%) 0.63
Diagnosed 2013–2014 137 (63%) 48 (61%) 89 (64%) 0.63
Tumour size> 20 mm 147 (67%) 56 (71%) 91 (66%) 0.41
Tumour = non-invasive cancer 18 (8%) 7 (9%) 11 (8%) 0.81
Grade of invasive cancer 1–2-3 57–94-49 (26%–43%–24%) 14–33-25 (19%–46%–35%) 43–61-24 (33%–47%–19%) 0.03
Node negative invasive cancer 141 (65%) 46 (69%) 95 (75%) 0.31
Patients with > 4 positive nodes 10 (5%) 2 (2%) 8 (6%) 0.27
Distant metastasis 7 (3%) 1 (1%) 6 (4%) 0.35