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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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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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University of Oxford
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
329
Issue:
7464
Pages:
477
Publication date:
2004-08-05
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:b0e06174-2611-4685-9306-58cf1e98cad9
Source identifiers:
32825
Local pid:
pubs:32825

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