Menopausal hormones and breast cancer in a biracial population.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the association between menopausal hormones and breast cancer in a biracial population. METHODS: Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios for breast cancer associated with hormone use among 397 cases and 425 controls, all menopausal women. RESULTS: Odds ratios for ever use of hormones were 0.8 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.5, 1.2) for White women and 0.7 (95% CI = 0.4, 1.2) for Black women. Risk was not increased with longer duration of use or more recent use. CONCLUSIONS: Breast cancer risk was not increased among White or Black women who used menopausal hormones, despite patterns of use varying considerably between races.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moorman, PG; Kuwabara, H; Millikan, RC; Newman, B

Published Date

  • June 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 90 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 966 - 971

PubMed ID

  • 10846517

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1446270

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.90.6.966


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States