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Table 1 Characteristics of all study participants

From: Nipple aspiration and ductal lavage in women with a germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation

Characteristic N %
Total 52  
Age (years; median, range) 43 (27–65)  
BRCA mutation   
   A1 25 48
   A2 27 52
Menopause status   
   Premenopausal 25 48
   Postmenopausal 27 52
   BSO <50 years 19 37
Current use (study entry)   
   OCP 3 6
   HRT 3 6
   Tamoxifen 4 8
Previous diagnosis of breast cancer 21 40
Parous 44 85
Breast fed 38 73
  1. BSO, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy; HRT, hormone replacement therapy; OCP, oral contraceptive pill.