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|Title:||Determinants of breast size in Asian women||Authors:||Lim L.Y.
anatomy and histology
Asian continental ancestry group
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Body Mass Index
|Issue Date:||2018||Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group||Citation:||Lim L.Y., Ho P.J., Liu J., Chay W.Y., Tan M.-H., Hartman M., Li J. (2018). Determinants of breast size in Asian women. Scientific Reports 8 (1) : 1201. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19437-4||Abstract:||Breast size as a risk factor of breast cancer has been studied extensively with inconclusive results. Here we examined the associations between breast size and breast cancer risk factors in 24,353 Asian women aged 50 to 64 years old enrolled in a nationwide mammography screening project conducted between October 1994 and February 1997. Information on demographic and reproductive factors was obtained via a questionnaire. Breast size was ascertained as bust line measured at study recruitment and total breast area measured from a mammogram. The average bust line and total breast area was 91.2 cm and 102.3 cm2, respectively. The two breast measurements were moderately correlated (Spearman correlation coefficient = 0.65). Age, BMI, marital and working status were independently associated with bust line and total breast area. In the multivariable analyses, the most pronounced effects were observed for BMI (24.2 cm difference in bust line and 39.4 cm2 in breast area comparing women with BMI ?30 kg/m2 to BMI <20 kg/m2). Ethnicity was a positive predictor for total breast area, but not bust line. © 2018 The Author(s).||Source Title:||Scientific Reports||URI:||https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/174345||ISSN:||2045-2322||DOI:||10.1038/s41598-018-19437-4|
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