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Table 1 Number of citations by year of publication (1974–2007)

From: Health-related quality of life in breast cancer patients: A bibliographic review of the literature from 1974 to 2007

Year Breast cancer Quality of life BC+QOL* Papers reviewed**
1974 246 13 1 1
1975 312 23 0 0
1976 358 34 1 1
1977 522 27 0 0
1978 527 33 0 0
1979 489 34 0 0
1980 662 36 1 1
1981 634 45 1 0
1982 647 71 1 1
1983 661 89 2 2
1984 830 73 0 0
1985 844 97 2 2
1986 920 134 1 1
1987 961 211 2 2
1988 1125 223 2 2
1989 1333 294 2 2
1990 1470 422 7 6
1991 1423 394 8 7
1992 1805 603 8 8
1993 2088 641 18 17
1994 2342 747 16 15
1995 2444 948 11 10
1996 2926 1422 16 15
1997 3249 1756 19 16
1998 3597 2049 29 25
1999 3872 2457 39 30
2000 5026 2639 37 30
2001 5206 2985 34 27
2002 5720 3233 42 26
2003 6441 3900 38 31
2004 7422 4811 74 47
2005 7862 5276 73 53
2006 7021 4592 63 48
2007 4641 2207 58 51
Total 85626 42519 606 477
  1. * Excluding duplicates and papers that appeared online and indexed ahead of publication.
  2. ** Excluding all meetings abstracts, editorials, brief commentaries, letters, replies, erratum, and dissertation abstracts. For all citations see Additional file 1.