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Table 1 Number and percentage of patients who underwent intraoperative frozen section examination (IFSE) between 1999 and 2008

From: Application of intraoperative frozen section examination in the management of female breast cancer in China: a nationwide, multicenter 10-year epidemiological study

Year IFSE (%) No IFSE or unknown (%) Total
1999 210 (52.11) 193 (47.89) 403
2000 169 (48.29) 181 (51.71) 350
2001 199 (52.79) 178 (47.21) 377
2002 178 (52.20) 163 (47.80) 341
2003 238 (61.03) 152 (38.97) 390
2004 241 (57.79) 176 (42.21) 417
2005 202 (49.75) 204 (50.25) 406
2006 259 (56.06) 203 (43.94) 462
2007 334 (58.80) 234 (41.20) 568
2008 253 (50.91) 244 (49.09) 497
Total 2,283 (54.22) 1,928 (45.78) 4,211