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Table 1 Sociodemographic and surgical factors of the patients with modified radical mastectomy at four teaching hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (n = 87)

From: Experience with modified radical mastectomy in a low-income country: a multi-center prospective observational study

No Variables Category Number Percentage (%)
1 Sex Male 9 10.3
Female 78 89.7
2 Age (years) 24–29 8 9.2
30–39 24 27.6
40–49 23 26.4
50–59 21 24.1
60–69 4 4.6
70–79 7 8
3 Residence Addis Ababa 70 80.5
Regional states 17 19.5
4 Comorbidities Hypertension 12 13.8
Diabetes mellitus 7 8
Retroviral infection 10 11.5
Others 4 4.6
5 Body Mass index(kg/m2) > 30 2 2.3
24–29.9 6 6.9
17–23.99 75 81.6
< 17 4 4.6
6 Preoperative treatment Neoadjuvant chemotherapy 17 19.5
Without neoadjuvant chemotherapy 70 80.5
7 Clinical tumor stage T1 5 5.7
T2 31 35.6
T3 37 42.5
T4 14 16
8 Lymph node status Negative 33 37.9
Positive 54 62.1
9 Level of Lymph node dissection Level I and II 84 96.6
Level I–III 3 3.4
10 Number of lymph nodes harvested ≥ 10 45 51.7
< 10 42 48.3