Journal article

Risk factors for benign serous and mucinous epithelial ovarian tumors

Susan J Jordan, Adele C Green, David C Whiteman, Penelope M Webb

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for benign serous and mucinous epithelial ovarian tumors. METHODS: Cases were women newly diagnosed with benign serous ovarian tumors (n=230) or benign mucinous tumors (n=133) between 2002 and 2005. Control women were selected at random from the general population (n=752). All participants completed a comprehensive reproductive and lifestyle questionnaire. Multivariable logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) and to simultaneously adjust for potential confounding factors. RESULTS: Current smoking was associated with a three-fold increase in risk of benign mucinous tumors (OR 3.25, 95% CI 1.97-5...

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