Dietary Intake, Alcohol Consumption, and Menopausal Status: A Comparison of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women
Annual rept. 1 Sep 97-31 Aug 98
TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON
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The second year of work towards the completion of a doctoral degree, focused on breast cancer epidemiology, at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas has been completed. Analyzed data are a subset of that collected for the study, Breast Cancer Epidemiology in NM Hispanic Women. The Principal Investigator of this training grant served as Project Director of this study conducted by the Epidemiology and Cancer Control Program at the University of New Mexico. This statewide, population-based case-control study includes 712 cases and 844 controls. Incident cases 010192 - 123194 were ascertained through the New Mexico Tumor Registry. Controls were frequency matched on health planning district, ethnicity, and age-group. The data collected included demographics, reproductive and medical history, medication usage, cigarette usage and alcohol consumption, and diet. The doctoral dissertation focuses on alcohol as a risk factor for all women, and for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women, adjusting for potential confounders. Past alcohol consumption is based on history of alcohol intake at ages 25, 35, and 50, and recent intake on a food frequency questionnaire. Hormone receptor status is also investigated.
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