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Table 1 Characteristics of Malaysian breast cancer cases and healthy controls

From: Characterization of BRCA1 and BRCA2 variants in multi-ethnic Asian cohort from a Malaysian case-control study

Characteristics Breast cancer cases Healthy controls p-value
N = 2,110 N = 1,493
N % N %
Ethnicity <0.001
 Chinese 1,394 66.1 1,071 71.7  
 Malay 406 19.2 167 11.2  
 Indian 310 14.7 255 17.1  
Agea (years)  
 Average age 49.5   50.3   0.009
  ≤ 30 76 3.6 0 0  
 31–40 337 16.0 72 4.8  
 41–50 751 35.6 781 52.3  
 51–60 623 29.5 501 33.6  
  ≥ 61 323 15.3 139 9.3  
Family historyb 0.001
 Yes 506 24.0 288 19.3  
 No 1,598 75.7 1,205 80.7  
 No data 6 0.3 0 0  
Pathology profile  
 ER+ 1,218 57.7    
 ER- 451 21.4    
 Triple negative 242 11.5    
 No data 199 9.4    
  1. a Age of diagnosis for breast cancer cases or age of consent for healthy controls
  2. b Family history of breast or ovarian cancer in first or second degree relatives