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Table 1 Comparing variables of breast cancer cases and the controls

From: Red blood cell folate as a risk factor for breast cancer among patients at a tertiary hospital in Uganda: a case control study

Characteristics n = 145 Cases Controls P values*
n = 72 % n = 73 %  
Age
20 – 39 15 21 15 21  
40 – 49 13 18 15 21  
50 - 59 23 23 23 23  
60 - 69 11 15 11 15  
70+ 10 14 9 12 0.996
Residence† 70   73   
Rural 41 59 38 52  
Urban 29 41 35 49 0.433
Body Mass Index
Underweight 1 1 4 6  
Normal 38 53 29 40  
Overweight 18 25 25 34  
Obese 15 21 15 21 0.247
Contraceptive use
Yes 26 37 26 36  
None 45 63 47 64 0.900
Menopause
Pre-menopause 28 39 31 43  
Post-menopause 44 61 42 57.5 0.661
Parity
Null 6 8 1 1  
Low parity 23 32 19 26  
Multi parity 43 60 53 73 0.083
Alcohol use
Yes 43 60 30 41  
No 29 40 43 59 0.25
Taking tobacco
Yes 5 7 9 13  
No 67 93 63 88 0.261
  1. *Chi square = P values.
  2. Percentages may be = 100 due to rounding.
  3. †Missing =2.