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Table 2 Mastectomies performed in Italy between 2000 and 2005 (SDO Italian hospitalizations database)

From: Incidence of breast cancer in Italy: mastectomies and quadrantectomies performed between 2000 and 2005

Age group 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
25–44 1 853 1 980 1 914 2 031 2 064 2 000
% increase vs. prev. year - +6.85% -3.33% +6.11% +1.62% -3.10%
45–64 6 705 6 677 6 776 6 197 6 029 5 780
% increase vs. prev. year - -0.41% +1.14% -8.54% -2.71% -4.13%
65–74 4 228 4 160 4 159 3 831 3 786 3 828
% increase vs. prev. year - -6.05% -0.02% -7.88% -1.17% +1.10%
> 75 4 497 4 464 4 604 4 607 4 326 4 249
% increase vs. prev. year - -0.73% +3.13% +0.06% -6.09% -1.77%
Total 17 283 17 281 17 453 16 666 16 205 15 857
% increase vs. prev. year - -0.01% +0.99% -4.50% -2.76% -2.14%