Table 1

Characteristics of the study population

n%
Demographics
 Age at diagnosis (yrs)
  ≤506847
  >507853
 Race
  African American4229
  Caucasian10471
Postoperative treatment (received treatment/total)
 Chemotherapy70/14249
 Radiotherapy41/14229
 Tamoxifen72/13354
Stage and tumor grade (high grade/total)
 Stage I9/3824
 Stage IIA32/5954
 Stage IIB18/2962
 Stage III–IV17/2085
Outcome (death caused by breast cancer/total)
 Stage I12/3832
 Stage IIA11/5919
 Stage IIB11/2938
 Stage III9/1560
 Stage IV4/580