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Table 3 Association of histopathological results with variables

From: Preoperative assessment of ovarian tumors using a modified multivariate index assay

   Histopathological results    
   Malignant Benign Total  
Variables Categories n % n % n % p
Menopausal status Premenopausal 6 5.4 106 94.6 112 100.0 < 0.001
Postmenopausal 24 63.2 14 36.8 38 100.0  
Parity Nuliparous 8 16.7 40 83.3 48 100.0 0.001
Multiparous [1,2,3,4] 4 7.4 50 92.6 54 100.0  
Grandmultiparous (parity ≥5) 18 37.5 30 62.5 48 100.0  
Family history of CA (breast, ovary, colon) Negative 29 20.4 113 79.6 142 100.0 1*
Positive 1 12.5 7 87.5 8 100.0  
Combined OCP Negative 27 19.1 114 80.9 141 100.0 0.384*
Positive 3 33.3 6 66.7 9 100.0  
Fertility drugs Negative 28 20.0 112 80.0 140 100.0 1*
Positive 2 20.0 8 80.0 10 100.0  
Smoking Negative 29 20.0 116 80.0 145 100.0 1*
Positive 1 20.0 4 80.0 5 100.0  
Breast feeding < 6 months 8 16.0 42 84.0 50 100.0 0.386
≥ 6 months 22 22.0 78 78.0 100 100.0  
BMI
(Kg/m2)
< 25 0 0.0 18 100.0 18 100.0 0.048
25–29 14 26.9 38 73.1 52 100.0  
≥ 30 16 20.0 64 80.0 80 100.0  
  1. *By Fisher’s exact test
  2. OCP oral contraceptive pill, BMI body mass index, CA carcinoma