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Table 3 Association between DeHCA score and prognostic factors

From: Optical imaging of the breast: evaluation of deoxyhemoglobin concentration alteration in 166 patients with suspicious breast lesions

Patients’ DeHCA score < 0.8 ≥ 0.8 P a
Number Percentage Number Percentage
Age      < 0.001
 ≤ 40 23 47.9 25 52.1
 40–49 34 33.3 68 66.7
 50–59 8 10.5 68 89.5
 ≥ 60 10 9.5 95 90.5
Tumor grading      0.883
 I 1 20.0 4 80.0  
 II 3 5.2 55 94.8  
 III 1 8.3 11 91.7  
Herceptest      0.470
 Positive 0 0 13 100  
 Negative 7 11.7 57 88.3  
Receptor status (ER/PR)      0.031
 Positive 2 4 48 96  
 Negative 4 26.7 11 73.3  
Ki67      0.082
 Positive 0 0 28 100  
 Negative 7 14.9 40 85.1  
  1. aχ2 test with Yates’ correction