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Table 1 Characteristics of women in New Zealand with breast cancer, by ethnicity

From: Barriers to and delays in accessing breast cancer care among New Zealand women: disparities by ethnicity

  Māori Pacific Non-Māori/non-Pacific
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Total 302 (100) 70 (100) 1427 (100)
Age (years)
 20–35 10 (3.3) 4 (5.7) 25 (1.8)
 36–50 97 (32.1) 37 (52.9) 377 (26.4)
 51–65 137 (45.4) 19 (27.1) 589 (41.3)
 >65 58 (19.2) 10 (14.3) 436 (30.6)
NZDep (quintiles)
 Q1 (least deprived) 16 (5.3) 5 (7.1) 282 (19.8)
 Q2 31 (10.3) 5 (7.1) 265 (18.6)
 Q3 52 (17.2) 9 (12.9) 333 (23.4)
 Q4 73 (24.2) 21 (30.0) 325 (22.8)
 Q5 (most deprived) 130 (43.1) 30 (42.9) 218 (15.3)
Extent
 Local 136 (52.5) 28 (52.8) 712 (56.7)
 Regional 116 (44.8) 23 (43.4) 528 (42.0)
 Distant 7 (2.7) 2 (3.8) 16 (1.3)
Tumour size (mm)
 <10 mm 34 (12.8) 9 (15.8) 308 (23.6)
 11–19 69 (25.9) 16 (28.1) 416 (31.9)
 20–29 105 (39.5) 13 (22.8) 325 (24.9)
 30+ 58 (21.8) 19 (33.3) 255 (19.6)
Diabetes
 Yes 58 (19.2) 12 (17.1) 115 (8.1)
 No 244 (80.8) 58 (82.9) 1,309 (91.9)
Eligible for free screeninga
 % never screened 5 % 5 % 12 %
 % tumours < 10 mm (p <0.001) 14 % 20 % 26 %
 % localized stage (p <0.001) 47 % 40 % 53 %
  1. awomen aged 45–69 years only