Table 1

Selected characteristics of women participating in the NJ Ovarian Cancer Study.

Cases (n = 205)

n (%)

Controls (n = 391)

n (%)

OR (95% CI)*


Education

High school or less

61

(29.8)

133

(34.0)

1.00 (Ref)

College

93

(45.4)

159

(40.7)

0.90 (0.59-1.38)

Graduate school

51

(24.9)

99

(25.3)

0.76 (0.47-1.24)

Race/ethnicity

White

179

(87.3)

344

(88.4)

1.00 (Ref)

Black

9

(4.4)

17

(4.4)

1.02 (0.42-2.44)

Other

8

(3.9)

17

(4.4)

0.82 (0.33-1.99)

Hispanic (any race)

9

(4.4)

11

(2.8)

1.13 (0.44-2.92)

BMI

Underweight (< 18.5)

1

(0.5)

1

(0.3)

1.02 (0.06-17.31)

Normal (18.5-25)

90

(43.9)

180

(46.4)

1.00 (Ref)

Overweight (25-29.9)

54

(26.3)

122

(31.4)

1.07 (0.69-1.65)

Obese (30-34.9)

36

(17.6)

59

(15.2)

1.39 (0.83-2.32)

Very obese (≥ 35)

24

(11.7)

26

(6.7)

1.54 (0.81-2.89)

Parity

0 - 1

97

(47.3)

92

(23.5)

1.00 (Ref)

2

60

(29.3)

137

(35.0)

0.45 (0.29-0.69)

≥ 3

48

(23.4)

162

(41.4)

0.42 (0.26-0.66)

Smoking status

Never

108

(52.7)

204

(52.2)

1.00 (Ref)

Past

78

(38.1)

149

(38.1)

1.12 (0.76-1.64)

Current

19

(9.3)

38

(9.7)

0.87 (0.46-1.62)

Oral contraceptive use

Never

85

(41.5)

193

(49.4)

1.00 (Ref)

Ever

120

(58.5)

198

(50.6)

0.88 (0.61-1.28)

Use of HRT

Never

159

(77.6)

285

(72.9)

1.00 (Ref)

Unopposed E only

22

(10.7)

34

(8.7)

1.56 (0.86-2.84)

Any combined HRT

24

(11.7)

72

(18.4)

0.63 (0.38-1.06)

Age at menarche

> 13

41

(20.1)

99

(25.4)

0.81 (0.51-1.27)

12-13

117

(57.4)

200

(51.3)

1.00 (Ref)

≤11

46

(22.6)

91

(23.3)

0.75 (0.48-1.17)

Menopause status

Premenopausal

71

(34.6)

49

(12.5)

1.51 (0.85-2.69)

Postmenopausal

Age at menopause

< 40

5

(2.4)

14

(3.6)

0.77 (0.26-2.31)

41-54

86

(42.0)

239

(61.3)

1.00 (Ref)

≥ 55

12

(5.9)

37

(9.5)

0.99 (0.48-2.01)

Unknown

31

(15.1)

52

(13.3)

1.52 (0.91-2.56)

Tubal Ligation

No

175

(85.4)

315

(80.6)

1.00 (Ref)

Yes

30

(14.6)

76

(19.4)

0.59 (0.36-0.94)

First relative with ovarian cancer

No

195

(95.1)

377

(96.4)

1.00 (Ref)

Yes

10

(4.9)

14

(3.6)

1.32 (0.55-3.17)


*Adjusted for age

Bandera et al. BMC Women's Health 2011 11:40   doi:10.1186/1472-6874-11-40

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