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

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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 ...

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10.1136/bmj.329.7464.477

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
Role:
Author
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BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL More from this journal
Volume:
329
Issue:
7464
Pages:
477-479
Publication date:
2004-08-28
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ISSN:
0959-535X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:39215
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uuid:61e59207-cdd6-4a9f-9d25-04c6211203cb
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pubs:39215
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39215
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2012-12-19

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