Breast cancer in the Thai Cohort Study: An exploratory case-control analysis

Jordan, Susan, Lim, Lynette, Vilainerun, Duangkae, Banks, Emily, Sripaiboonkij, Nintita, Seubsman, Sam-ang, Sleigh, Adrian and Bain, Christopher (2009) Breast cancer in the Thai Cohort Study: An exploratory case-control analysis. The Breast, 18 5: 299-303. doi:10.1016/j.breast.2009.09.004

Author Jordan, Susan
Lim, Lynette
Vilainerun, Duangkae
Banks, Emily
Sripaiboonkij, Nintita
Seubsman, Sam-ang
Sleigh, Adrian
Bain, Christopher
Title Breast cancer in the Thai Cohort Study: An exploratory case-control analysis
Journal name The Breast   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-9776
Publication date 2009-10-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.breast.2009.09.004
Volume 18
Issue 5
Start page 299
End page 303
Total pages 5
Editor Alberto Costa
Fsatima Cardoso
Place of publication Oxford, UK
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
920507 Women's Health
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract Breast cancer incidence may be increasing in Thailand but very little research has assessed core breast cancer risk factors in this country. We used baseline questionnaire data from a national cohort study of Thai Open University students in an exploratory case-control study of breast cancer. The study included 43 female cases and 860 age-matched controls selected from the remaining 47,271 female cohort participants. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated using conditional logistic regression. The women were predominantly premenopausal. Taller women had an increased risk of breast cancer (OR = 2.3, 95% CI 1.1–4.8, for height ≥160 cm vs ≤154 cm) as did women with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (OR = 8.4, 95% CI 1.7–41). Women with older siblings had a reduced risk of breast cancer compared to those firstborn (OR = 0.3, 95% CI0.2–0.7). Although limited by small case numbers, our findings suggest substantial increases in breast cancer rates in Thailand could be expected in the future.
Keyword Breast cancer
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