Table 2

Hospitalisations for cardiovascular disease among 163 881 women with breast cancer

Total breast cancer populationBreast cancer patients hospitalised for CVD
Breast cancer patients, n (%)*163 881 (100.0)32 276 (19.7)
Type of breast cancer, n (%)
 In situ12 378 (7.6)2144 (6.6)
 Invasive151 503 (92.4)30 132 (93.4)
Calendar period of breast cancer admission, n (%)†
 1996–199939 485 (24.1)11 135 (34.5)
 2000–200344 211 (27.0)10.564 (32.7)
 2004–200745 378 (27.7)7687 (23.8)
 2008–201034 807 (21.2)2890 (9.0)
Age at breast cancer admission in years, n (%)
 <5036 720 (22.4)4155 (12.9)
 50–5943 054 (26.3)6507 (20.2)
 60–6939 144 (23.9)8582 (26.6)
 70–7929 555 (18.0)8713 (27.0)
 >7915 408 (9.4)4319 (13.4)
Follow-up time in years
 Median (IQR)4.3 (1.7–8.0)3.2 (1.1–6.6)
Follow-up time intervals in years, n (%)
 <127 276 (16.6)7620 (23.6)
 1–464 138 (39.1)13 365 (41.4)
 5–947 665 (29.1)8038 (24.9)
 >924 802 (15.1)3253 (6.6)
Interval years between breast cancer admission and CVD hospitalisation, n (%)
 <18766 (5.3)8766 (27.2)
 <317 485 (10.7)17 485 (54.2)
 <523 273 (14.2)23 273 (72.1)
  • *Percentage of total breast cancer population (n=163 881).

  • †Data on hospital admissions were available until 2010. Absolute risks of hospitalisation for CVD decrease with more recent calendar period.

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.