Table 3

Odds ratios (ORs) of ovarian cancer for tertiles of serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in postmenopausal women

Tertiles FSH, mIU/mlCases (n = 88)Controls (n = 168)OR (95% CI)a
UnadjustedbAdjustedc
<38.028 (32%)57 (34%)1.001.00
38.0–49.028 (32%)57 (34%)0.99 (0.52–1.89)0.89 (0.39–2.02)
>49.032 (36%)54 (32%)1.19 (0.63–2.24)0.85 (0.36–1.99)
P trend 0.590.71
  • a CI, confidence interval.

  • b Analysis matched on age and date of blood donation.

  • c Adjusted for age at menarche (continuous), parity (never pregnant, ever pregnant), oral contraceptives use (never, ever), body mass index (continuous, after natural log-transformation), and height (continuous, after natural log-transformation).