Patterns and determinants of conjugated estrogen use.

  title={Patterns and determinants of conjugated estrogen use.},
  author={Lynn Rosenberg and Samuel Shapiro and David W Kaufman and Dennis Slone and Olli S. Miettinen and Paul D. Stolley},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={109 6},
In view of the carcinogenic potential and widespread use of conjugated estrogens (CEs), this study evaluated patterns and determinants of oral ambulatory CE use. Among 1273 women 30 to 69 years of age interviewed in Greater-Boston hospitals, there were 161 (13%) ever-users of CEs; 88 (7%) had used the drug within the preceding year. The median duration of use was three years. Prominent determinants of use were age, menopause and history of menopausal symptoms. Physician prescription survey data… CONTINUE READING
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