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Table 2 Relation between relative mitotic rate (MIB1 positive) 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 RMR 95% CI p
TDLUs    
   Low 1.00   
   Medium 0.58 0.48–0.70 <0.001
   High 0.59 0.53–0.66 <0.001
Ducts    
   Low 1.00   
   Medium 0.66 0.44–0.97 0.035
   High 0.65 0.53–0.79 <0.001
  1. CI, confidence interval; CT, connective tissue; RMR, relative mitotic rate; TDLUs, terminal duct lobular units.