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Influence of personal characteristics of individual women on sensitivity and specificity of mammography in the Million Women Study: cohorty study.

Banks, Emily; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Bull, Diana; Crossley, Barbara; Simmonds, Moya; Hilton, Elizabeth; Bailey, Stephen; Barrett, Nigel; Briers, Peter; English, Ruth; Jackson, Alan; Kutt, Elizabeth; Lavelle, Janet; Rockall, Linda; Wallis, Matthew G; Wilson, Mary; Patrick, Julietta

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Objectives: To examine how lifestyle, hormonal, and other factors influence the sensitivity and specificity of mammography. Methods: Women recruited into the Million Women Study completed a questionnaire about various personal factors before routine mammographic screening. A sample of 122 355 women aged 50-64 years were followed for outcome of screening and incident breast cancer in the next 12 months. Sensitivity and specificity were calculated by using standard definitions, with adjustment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78915
Source: BMJ - British Medical Journal

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