Table 1

Distribution of diagnosis and recruitment of cases

Frequency (%)
Pathological diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer
 Serous cystadnocarcinoma106 (41.7)
 Mucinous cystadnocarcinoma35 (13.8)
 Endometrioid cystadnocarcinoma21 (8.3)
 Mixed epithelial cystadnocarcinoma7 (2.8)
 Undifferentiated carcinoma36 (14.2)
 Borderline malignancy40 (15.7)
 Clear cell carcinoma5 (2.0)
 Transitional cell carcinoma2 (0.8)
 Malignant Brenner’s tumor2 (0.8)
Months between diagnosis and interview
 1–12191 (75.2)
 13–2434 (13.4)
 25–3629 (11.4)
Type of interview
 In person241 (95)
 Next of kin13 (5)
Place of interview
 Hospital226 (89)
 Home25 (10)
 Work place3 (1)