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Table 2 The association between study participants and red blood cell folate levels

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 22 24 8 15  
40 – 49 18 20 10 18  
50 - 59 25 28 19 36  
60 - 69 16 18 6 11  
70+ 9 10 10 19 0.288
Residence†
Rural 43 48 35 66.0  
Urban 46 52 18 34.0 0.040
Body Mass Index
Underweight 3 03 2 4  
Normal 39 43 26 49  
Overweight 28 31 15 28  
Obese 20 22 10 19 0.913
Contraceptive use
Yes 39 44 13 25  
None 50 56 40 76 0.021
Menopause
Pre-menopause 38 42 21 40  
Post-menopause 52 58 32 60 0.661
Parity
Null 5 6 2 4  
Low parity 27 30 15 28  
Multi parity 58 64 36 68 0.856
Alcohol use
Yes 43 48 23 56.6  
No 47 52 30 43.4 0.308
Taking tobacco
Yes 7 8 7 13.2  
No 82 92 46 86.8 0.320
Hemoglobin
Severe anaemia 0 0 2 4  
Moderate anaemia 7 8 7 13  
Mild anaemia 8 9 5 9  
Normal 75 83 39 74 0.186
Vitamin B12
Low 24 27 15 28  
Normal 66 73 38 72 0.832
  1. *Chi square = p values.
  2. Percentages may be = 100 due to rounding.
  3. †Missing =2.