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Table 2 Concordance/discordance table for the principle cause of death between medical files reviewed by board of experts (gold standard), and death certificates (n = 354 deaths)

From: Cause of death for patients with breast cancer: discordance between death certificates and medical files, and impact on survival estimates

  Medical files Total
Other Causes Breast cancer
Death certificates Other causes 136 (38.4%) 16 (4.5%) 152 (42.9%)
Breast cancer 38 (10.7%) 164 (46.3%) 202 (57.1%)
Total 174 (49.2%) 180 (50.9%) 354 (100%)