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Table 2 Clinical parameters of the BBCP data set

From: A Normalized Tree Index for identification of correlated clinical parameters in microarray experiments

clinical parameter num categories
age 6 (1) <40 (2) 40 to 49 (3) 50 to 59 (4) 60 to 69 (5) 70 to 79 (6) > 79
sample type 3 (1) biopsie before chemotherapy
(2) biopsie after chemotherapy
(3) operation (after chemotherapy)
BMI 3 (1) normal (18.5 to 25) (2) overweight (25 to 30) (3) obese (> 30)
native country 6 (1) Germany (2) Poland (3) Russia (4) Taiwan (5) Sri Lanka (6) Turkey
ethnic group 2 (1) Europe (2) Asia
nursing 2 (1) no (2) yes
nursing period 4 (1) none (2) short (1 to 5 months) (3) intermediate (6 to 14 months) (4) long (> 14 months)
menopause 2 (1) no (2) yes
smoking 5 (1) always non-smoker (2) sometimes (3) regular (4) often (5) again non-smoker
alcohol 5 (1) never (2) no longer (3) less than once a month (4) 1 to 3 times a week (5) daily
sport 3 (1) nothing (0 h/week) (2) little (1 to 4 h/week) (3) plenty (> 5 h/week)
sleep 3 (1) little (< 7 h/day) (2) normal (7-9 h/day) (3) plenty (> 9 h/day)
familial breast cancer 2 (1) No (2) yes
histology 4 (1) ductal (2) lobar (3) not definable (4) mucous ductal
T (tumor dimension) 5 (1) T0 (2) T1 (3) T2 (4) T3 (5) T4
N (lymph nodes) 3 (1) N0 (2) N1 (3) N2
Grading 2 (1) G2 (2) G3
Progesterone receptor IHC 3 (1) negative (0 to 1) (2) intermediate (2 to 8) (3) high positive (9 to 12)
Estrogen receptor IHC 3 (1) negative (0 to 1) (2) intermediate (2 to 8) (3) high positive (9 to 12)
Her2-new 3 (1) negative (2) intermediate (3) positive
intended operation 5 (1) ablatio and axilla (2) ablatio and sentinel (3) BET and sentinel (4) ablation (5) BET
inspection 4 (1) no conspicuity (2) in ammatory mamma-carcinoma (3) plateau phenomenon (4) other
lateral acoustical shadow 2 (1) no (2) yes
dorsal acoustic attenuation 2 (1) no (2) yes
axilla 2 (1) unsuspicious (2) suspicious
tumor size (mammogramm) 3 (1) small (0 to 9 mm)
(2) intermediate (10 to 25 mm)
(3) large (> 26 mm)
micro lime 2 (1) no (2) yes
chemoregime 5 (1) TAC (2) ACDoc (3) Geparquattro (4) FEC (5) Geparquinto
herceptin treatment 2 (1) no (2) yes
  1. The clinical parameters and their categorizations in the BBCP data set: Interval parameters are converted to nominal parameters by the indicated transformations in parentheses.