Characteristics that predict risk of breast cancer before and after the menopause.

@article{Paffenbarger1980CharacteristicsTP,
  title={Characteristics that predict risk of breast cancer before and after the menopause.},
  author={Ralph S. Jr. Paffenbarger and James B. Kampert and Harry Chang},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={112 2},
  pages={
          258-68
        }
}
In a case-control study of 1868 breast cancer patients and 3391 control patients we searched for characteristics that predicted risk of breast cancer diagnosed before and after menopause. Common to increased risk of this disease in both periods of womanhood were: early menarche and late menopause; delayed marriage and first childbirth; more nulliparity or reduced gravidity and parity; reduced frequency of abortions; shorter overall child-bearing interval; more advanced education, higher… CONTINUE READING
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