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Table 5 Comparison of categorical predictors of breast cancer among postmenopausal women in Nigeria, 1998–2000

From: Waist–hip ratio and breast cancer risk in urbanized Nigerian women

Predictor Cases Controls Odds ratio 95% confidence interval P value
Waist–hip ratio      
   ≤ 0.77 16 (15.4) 21 (23.6) 1.00   
   >0.77 to ≤ 0.85 40 (38.5) 40 (44.9) 1.52 0.67–3.42 0.31
   >0.85 48 (46.15) 28 (31.5) 2.79 1.21–6.45 0.02
Family history of breast cancer      
   Yes 7 (6.73) 8 (8.99) 0.70 0.23–2.09 0.52
   No 97 (93.27) 81 (91.01)    
Obesity      
   Yes 31 (29.81) 16 (17.98) 2.01 0.99–4.09 0.05
   No 73 (70.19) 73 (82.02)    
Having ever breastfed      
   Yes 101 (97.12) 89 (100) a a a
   No 3 (2.88) 0 (0)    
Use of contraceptive pill      
   Yes 34 (34) 25 (28.09) 0.96 0.50–1.84 0.90
   No 66 (66) 64 (71.91)    
Social status      
   Low 49 (47.12) 57 (64.77) 1.00 0.97–3.19 0.06
   Middle 47 (45.19) 31 (35.23) 1.79   
   High 8 (7.69) 0 a a  
  1. Data presented as number (%), age-adjusted odds ratio, 95% confidence interval, and P value for cases and controls. a Values could not be computed because of zero-cell.