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Table 2 Summary of nipple aspiration and ductal lavage episodes

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

  Women Eligible breasts
  N % P N % P
Eligible for study 52    83   
   Premenopausal 25 48   43 52  
   Postmenopausal 27 52   40 48  
   Previous BC 21 40   21 25  
   No previous BC 31 60   62 75  
   Parous 44 85   68 82  
   Non-parous 8 15   15 18  
   Breast fed 38 74   60 72  
   No breast feeding 14 27   23 28  
FY 31 60   45 54  
   Premenopausal 19 76   30 70  
   Postmenopausal 12 44 0.026 15 38 0.004
   Previous BC 11 52   11 52  
   No previous BC 20 65 0.405 34 55 1.000
   Parous 25 57   34 50  
   Non-parous 6 75 0.450 11 73 0.152
   Breast fed 21 55   28 47  
   No breast feeding 10 71 0.353 17 74 0.030
No. DL visits (median (range)) 2 (1–5)      
Successful DL cannulation 44 85   64 77  
   FY 29 94   40 89  
   Non-FY 15 71 0.049 24 63 0.008
   Premenopausal 22 88   33 77  
   Postmenopausal 22 81 0.705 31 78 1.000
   Previous BC 17 81   17 81  
   No previous BC 27 87 0.700 47 76 0.769
   Parous 36 82   53 78  
   Non-parous 8 100 0.330 11 73 0.738
   Breast fed 32 84   47 78  
   No breast feeding 12 86 1.000 17 74 0.772
  1. P is for Fisher's exact test. BC, breast cancer; FY, breasts producing nipple aspirate fluid; DL, ductal lavage.