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Table 3 Distribution of means and the frequency of elapsed time intervals between procedures that were applied to 97 women according to presence and absence of AWS (cords)-Cancer Hospital of Pernambuco – December 2011-July 2012

From: Frequency and associated factors of axillary web syndrome in women who had undergone breast cancer surgery: a transversal and retrospective study

Temporal distribution between procedures AWS (cords) P Value
Present (n=28) Absent (n=69)
Mean ±SEM 95% CI Mean ±SEM 95% CI
From diagnosis to surgerical treatment (days) 75.6±14.4 45.91-105.2 95.0±23.7 47.6-142.5  
Up to 60 days n (%) 19 (67.8)   42 (60.9)   0.603
More than 60 days n (%) 9 (32.2)   27 (39.1)   0.342
From surgery to interview (days) 263.0±151.8 0.0-574.5 362.8±124.8 113.8-611.8  
Up to 60 days n (%) 24 (85.7)   54 (78.3)   0.649
More than 60 days n (%) 4 (14.3)   15 (21.7)   0.296
From the first treatment to interview (days) 329.8±158.5 4.0-655.7 406.3±123.6 159.6-652.9  
Up to 60 days n (%) 17 (60.7)   42 (60.9)   0.731
More than 60 days n (%) 11 (39.3)   27 (39.1)   0.582
  1. Legend: SEM – standard error of the mean p Value calculated from the Student t test for differences in means.