Author(s): Pakseresht S, Ingle GK, Bahadur AK, Ramteke VK, Singh MM,
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Abstract BACKGROUND: The incidence of breast cancer is on the rise in India, breast cancer is the second most common malignancy in Indian women. AIM: The aim of this study was to find out the association of various risk factors with breast cancer among women in Delhi. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a case-control study in Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi. METHODS AND MATERIAL: 332 women were studied. Subjects were women with breast cancer (N = 115) and age matched Control subjects (N-217) without breast cancer, attending Lok Nayak Hospital during 2006. Subjects were interviewed using a pretested questionnaire. The risk factors studied were: age, parity, socioeconomic status, marital status, breast feeding, menarche, menopause, family history. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Data was expressed in proportion. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Age of the patient ranged from 25 to 80 years. In this study, 69 (60\%) cases and 127 (58.5\%) controls were illiterate, the mean duration sum of total breast feeding for all children was 6.58 years in cases and 7.4 years in controls (OR = 1.91; 95\% CI, 1.17 - 3.13) (P P P< 0.05). There was a significant difference between breast cancer cases and controls in relation to place of residence, occupation, marital status, body mass index and breast feeding.
This article was published in Indian J Cancer
and referenced in Journal of Oncology Research and Treatment