The Impact of Age, Age of Menarche and Age of Menopause on Breast Density in Iraq Alhan H. Sultan* FABHS, Hayder Kareem AL-Jaberi** FIBMS, Ban Abdul- Ridha Al-Hashimi*** FIBMS, Jawad K Al-Diwan**** FIBMS FFPH
Background: Breast density is a determinant for breast cancer.
Objectives: To report on breast density in Iraq.
Methods: A total of 300 attendants to the woman health center in Al Elwiya teaching hospital, Baghdad, was included in the study. Categories of breast density were according to American College of Radiology. For convenience, the density was regarded as dense and non-dense. Requested information was taken from case report.
Results: Density of breast was higher in younger age (p=0.001). Age of menarche and menopause were not affecting the density of breast (p= 0.2 and 0.9, respectively).
Conclusion: The effect of age, age menarche and age of menopause on breast density is similar to that reported in the world
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