Table 3

Distribution of living and deceased patients by breast implant status in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Breast Implant Surveillance Study, 1983–1989 (n = 4385)

Women with breast implants (n = 817)

Women without breast implants (n = 3568)

Total (n = 4385)

P valuea


n

%

n

%

n

%


Alive

676

82.3

2498

70.0

3174

72.4

< 0.0001

Deceased

All malignant cancers

Digestive system

2

0.2

32

0.9

34

0.8

0.08

Respiratory

3

0.4

51

1.4

54

1.2

0.01

Breast

101

12.4

703

19.7

804

18.3

< 0.0001

Female genital

4

0.5

20

0.6

24

0.5

0.80

Kidney

-

-

2

0.1

2

0.2

-

Brain

-

-

7

0.2

7

0.2

-

Melanoma

1

0.1

2

0.1

3

0.1

0.46

Multiple myeloma

-

-

3

0.1

3

0.1

-

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

-

-

3

0.1

3

0.1

-

Leukemia

2

0.2

2

0.1

4

0.1

0.16

Diabetes mellitus

2

0.2

13

0.4

15

0.3

0.60

Circulatory system

Heart disease

4

0.5

65

1.8

69

1.6

0.01

Cerebrovascular disease

2

0.2

14

0.4

16

0.4

0.75

Atherosclerosis

-

-

3

0.1

3

0.1

-

Respiratory disease

Pneumonia/influenza

1

0.1

10

0.3

11

0.3

-

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

2

0.2

23

0.6

25

0.6

0.21

Digestive system disease

Stomach/duodenal ulcers

-

-

3

0.1

3

0.1

-

Chronic liver disease

1

0.1

7

0.2

8

0.2

-

Nephritis

-

-

7

0.2

7

0.2

-

All external causes

Accidents

-

-

4

0.1

4

0.3

-

Suicides

3

0.4

1

0.03

4

0.3

0.02

Other cause of death

5

0.6

38

1.1

43

3.6

0.26

Unknown cause of death

7

0.9

32

0.9

39

3.2

0.91


Sum of deaths will not add to overall total since data are only shown for causes with at least two deaths in either group of women.

aP value for chi-square test or, where appropriate, Fisher's Exact Test.

Le et al. Breast Cancer Res 2005 7:R184-R193   doi:10.1186/bcr974

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