Table 1

Deaths from cardiovascular disease among 163 881 women with breast cancer

Total breast cancer populationBreast cancer patients who died from CVDBreast cancer patients who died from breast cancer
Breast cancer patients, n (%)*163 881 (100)9115 (5.6)37 187 (22.7)
Type of breast cancer, n (%)
 In situ12 378 (7.6)483 (5.3)607 (1.6)
 Invasive151 503 (92.4)8632 (94.7)36 580 (98.4)
Calendar period of breast cancer admission, n (%)†
 1996–199939 485 (24.1)3540 (38.8)12 698 (34.1)
 2000–200344 211 (27.0)2936 (32.2)10 946 (29.4)
 2004–200745 378 (27.7)1825 (20.0)8882 (23.9)
 2008–201034 807 (21.2)814 (8.9)4661 (12.5)
Age at breast cancer admission in years, n (%)
 <5036 720 (22.4)121 (1.3)8777 (23.6)
 50–5943 054 (26.3)481 (5.3)8664 (23.3)
 60–6939 144 (23.9)1613 (17.7)7985 (21.5)
 70–7929 555 (18.0)3640 (39.9)7111 (19.1)
 >7915 408 (9.4)3260 (35.8)4650 (12.5)
Follow-up time in years
 Median (IQR)8.5 (5.3–12.7)6.3 (3.3–10.0)3.1 (1.2–6.2)
Follow-up time intervals in years, n (%)
 <110 256 (6.3)692 (7.6)8044 (21.6)
 1–426 054 (15.9)2921 (32.0)16 897 (45.4)
 5–961 602 (37.6)3232 (35.5)8664 (23.3)
 >965 969 (40.3)2270 (24.9)3582 (9.6)
Interval years between breast cancer admission and death, n (%)
 <536 301 (54.4)5052 (55.4)24 941 (67.0)
 5–918 912 (28.4)2686 (29.5)8664 (23.3)
 >911 403 (17.1)1377 (15.1)3582 (9.6)
  • *Percentage of total breast cancer population (n=163 881).

  • †Data on cause of death were available until 2015. Absolute risks of death from CVD decrease with more recent calendar period.

  • CVD, cardiovascular disease.