Variation in mammographic breast density by race.

  title={Variation in mammographic breast density by race.},
  author={Amira Y. El-Bastawissi and Emily White and Margaret T. Mandelson and Stephen Taplin},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={11 4},
PURPOSE Because of the observed racial differences in risk of developing breast cancer, the authors conducted a study to determine the variation in breast density, a strong predictor of breast cancer risk, by race and age. METHODS Study subjects were women enrolled in Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA, aged 20-79 years, who had a screening mammogram between 6/1/96 and 8/1/97. Women with increased breast density (BI-RADS "heterogeneously dense" and "extremely dense") (n = 14… CONTINUE READING


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