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Table 1 Relation between relative concentration of epithelial cells and connective tissue density

From: Dense breast stromal tissue shows greatly increased concentration of breast epithelium but no increase in its proliferative activity

CT density RC 95% CI p
TDLUs    
   Low 1.0   
   Medium 1.4 1.2–1.6 <0.001
   High 12.3 10.9–13.8 <0.001
Ducts    
   Low 1.0   
   Medium 1.9 1.5–2.3 <0.001
   High 34.1 26.9–43.2 <0.001
  1. CI, confidence interval; CT, connective tissue; RC, relative concentration (per unit area); TDLUs, terminal duct lobular units.