Table 7

Odds Ratios of BC in relation to Principal Component Analysis-derived pattern 4

Cases/Controls

Adjusted ORa

95% Confidence Interval


Pattern 4: Fruit/Vegetables/Fish


Quartile 1

261/174

1.00

Quartile 2

251/192

0.89

0.65-1.22

Quartile 3

213/222

0.64

0.47-0.88

Quartile 4

208/226

0.67

0.49-0.92

P for trend

< 0.0001


Quartiles of adherence to dietary pattern 4, derived from Principle Component Analysis, in relation to BC risk

a Odds Ratio adjusted for the following covariates: age at interview, family history, age at FFTP, HRT use, exercise, age at menarche, height, BMI and PCA derived patterns 1,2 and 3 in post-menopausal women only

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