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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of risk factors associated with having cancer of the breast at Mulago hospital

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 Crude odds ratio (95%) P values
RBC folate level   
Low Referent  
Normal 1.4 (0.7– 2.9) 0.291
Vitamin B12   
Low Referent  
Lower normal 0.9 (0.4 – 2.0) 0.835
Upper normal 1.3 (0.5 – 3.4) 0.599
Age   
20 – 39 Referent  
40 – 49 0.9 (0.3 – 2.4) 0.786
50 - 59 1.0 (0.4 - 0.5) 1.000
60 - 69 1.0 (0.3 – 3.0) 1.000
70+ 1.1 (0.4 – 3.5) 0.858
Residence   
Rural Referent  
Urban 0.8 (0.40 – 1.5) 0.434
Body Mass Index   
Underweight Referent  
Normal weight 5.2 (0.6 – 49.4) 0.148
Overweight 2.9 (0.3 – 28.0) 0.362
Obese 4.0 (0.4 – 40.1) 0.239
Contraceptive use   
None Referent  
Yes 1.0 (0.5– 2.1) 0.900
Parity   
Null Referent  
Low parity 0.2 (0.1 – 2.0) 0.166
Multi parity 0.3 (0.1– 2.5) 0.253
Alcohol use   
No Referent  
Yes 2.1 (1.1-4.1) 0.026
Taking tobacco   
No Referent  
Yes 0.5 (0.2 – 0.6) 0.267