Table 1

Demographic and disease characteristics of women admitted for breast cancer between 1996 and 2010 in the Netherlands according to the ethnic group

DutchAntilleansIndonesiansMoroccansSurinameseTurkish
N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
No of patients120 809 (100)454 (100)3457 (100)919 (100)1351 (100)724 (100)
Mean age at diagnosis (year), SD60.4 (13.3)52.8 (11.8)57.0 (13.1)47.0 (10.7)52.8 (12.7)49.5 (11.4)
Attained age (year) end of follow-up
 ≤445029 (4.2)53 (11.7)206 (6.0)230 (25.0)172 (12.7)125 (17.3)
 45–5931 731 (26.3)197 (43.4)1262 (36.5)476 (51.8)582 (43.1)336 (46.4)
 60–7446 671 (38.6)169 (37.2)1199 (34.7)185 (20.1)421 (31.2)225 (31.1)
 ≥7537 378 (30.9)35 (7.7)790 (22.9)28 (3.0)176 (13.0)38 (5.2)
Follow-up time (year), median (IQR)4.5 (6.5)3.6 (5.8)4.6 (5.5)3.6 (6.0)3.8 (6.0)4.0 (6.0)
Breast cancer diagnosis
 In situ9774 (8.1)45 (9.9)336 (9.7)91 (9.9)131 (9.7)62 (8.6)
 Invasive111 035 (91.9)409 (90.1)3121 (90.3)828 (90.1)1220 (90.3)662 (91.4)
Period of breast cancer diagnosis (year)
 1996–199928 869 (23.9)66 (14.5)743 (21.5)115 (12.5)230 (17.0)104 (14.4)
 2000–200332 196 (26.7)121 (26.7)912 (26.4)201 (21.9)326 (24.1)187 (25.8)
 2004–200733 385 (27.6)139 (30.6)990 (28.6)289 (31.4)420 (31.1)222 (30.7)
 2008–201026 359 (21.8)128 (28.2)812 (23.5)314 (34.2)375 (27.8)211 (29.1)
Marital status
 Single/widowed/divorced53 860 (44.6)268 (59.0)1701 (49.2)301 (32.8)820 (60.7)277 (38.3)
 Living with partner/married66 949 (55.4)186 (41.0)1756 (50.8)618 (67.2)531 (39.3)447 (61.7)
Hospital admissions
CVD23 431 (19.4)68 (15.0)515 (14.9)85 (9.2)259 (19.2)101 (14.0)
 Heart failure3426 (2.8)11 (2.4)66 (1.9)13 (1.4)30 (2.2)16 (2.2)
 Myocardial infarction1482 (1.2) <10*25 (0.7) <10* <10* <10*
 Cerebrovascular disease3529 (2.9) <10*82 (2.4) <10*34 (2.5) <10*
Death during follow-up
 Total deaths29 966 (24.8)101 (22.2)665 (19.2)124 (13.5)251 (18.6)96 (13.3)
 Breast cancer cause12 279 (10.2)64 (14.1)301 (8.7)82 (8.9)136 (10.1)51 (7.0)
 Cardiovascular cause7438 (6.2) <10*158 (4.6)11 (1.2)50 (3.7)21 (2.9)
 Other causes10 249 (8.5)<10*206 (6.0)31 (3.4)65 (4.8)24 (3.3)
  • *Not given in line with the Dutch data protection guideline as the number of cases was less than 10.

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.