A case-control study of 67 cases of breast cancer and 157 controls was conducted to investigate the role of different behavioral, reproductive, and hormonal factors and to develop a unifying indicator of breast cancer risk.
The results confirm previous reports of the influence of smoking on the risk of breast cancer.
Age at menarche was found to be a risk factor among the premenopausal women.
Late age at menopause was suggestive of an increase in risk.
Long use of oral contraceptive or estrogen supplementation were risk-enhancing both pre- and postmenopausally.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Facteur risque, Femelle, Homme, Cycle menstruel, Epidémiologie, Glande mammaire pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Risk factor, Female, Human, Menstrual cycle, Epidemiology, Mammary gland diseases, United States, North America, America
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