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dc.contributor.authorWise, Lauren A.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Julie R.
dc.contributor.authorHarlow, Bernard L.
dc.contributor.authorSpiegelman, Donna
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.authorAdams-Campbell, Lucile L.
dc.contributor.authorRosenberg, Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-21T16:11:23Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationWise, L. A. 2004. “Reproductive Factors, Hormonal Contraception, and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata in African-American Women: A Prospective Study.” American Journal of Epidemiology 159 (2): 113–23. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwh016.
dc.identifier.issn0002-9262
dc.identifier.issn1476-6256
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41384705*
dc.description.abstractThe authors assessed the risk of uterine leiomyomata in relation to reproductive factors and hormonal contraception in a prospective cohort study of US Black women. From March 1997 through March 2001, the authors followed 22,895 premenopausal women with intact uteri and no prior self-reported diagnosis of uterine leiomyomata. The authors used age- and time-stratified Cox regression models to estimate incidence rate ratios for self-reported uterine leiomyomata, confirmed by ultrasound or hysterectomy, in association with selected reproductive and hormonal factors. During 76,711 person-years of follow-up, 2,279 new cases of ultrasound- or hysterectomy-confirmed uterine leiomyomata were self-reported. After adjustment for age, body mass index, smoking, alcohol intake, and other reproductive covariates, the risk of ultrasound- or hysterectomy-confirmed leiomyomata was inversely associated with age at menarche, parity, and age at first birth and positively associated with years since last birth. Overweight or obesity appeared to attenuate the inverse association between parity and uterine leiomyomata. Current use of progestin-only injectables was inversely associated with risk. No consistent patterns were observed for other forms of hormonal contraception. Reproductive history is an important determinant of leiomyomata risk in premenopausal US Black women. Progestin-only injectables may reduce risk.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleReproductive Factors, Hormonal Contraception, and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata in African-American Women: A Prospective Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript
dc.relation.journalAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
dash.depositing.authorSpiegelman, Donna::37eeac21962b33e4e46e7aedde542849::600
dc.date.available2019-09-21T16:11:23Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 7239
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/aje/kwh016
dash.source.volume159;2
dash.source.page113


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