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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Saliva samples as a source of DNA for high throughput genotyping: an acceptable and sufficient means in improvement of risk estimation throughout mammographic diagnostics

Characteristics (n = 64) Counts or mean % or SD
Age 53.9 ± 13.3
Parity 1.5 ± 1.1
Age at first delivery (years) 25.8 ± 4.2
Menopausal status   
 Premenopausal 30 46.2%
 Postmenopausal 35 53.8%
Age at menopause (years) 48.3 ± 5.9
Duration since menopause (years) 15.7 ± 9.1
HRT status   
 Recent hormonal replacement therapy 4 6.2%
 No former hormonal replacement therapy 61 93.8%
Former breast biopsy   
 Yes 8 12.3%
 No 57 87.7%
Women with at least one affected family member (BC or OC) 29 44.6%
Average number of affected family members 1.3 ± 0.6
Women with mothers affected by BC or OC 8 12.3%
Women with mothers affected by BC and OC 1 1.5%
Women with one sister affected by BC 4 6.2%
Women with more than one sister affected by BC 0 0%
Women with affected grandmothers by BC 10 15.4%
Women with at least one other affected relative (e.g., aunts, cousins) by BC 11 16.9%
  1. Characteristics of all women, who participated in the study by giving saliva samples, are listed and quantified by counts (%) or mean ± standard deviation (SD)