Table 6.

Macronutrient consumption at diagnosis and breast cancer mortality by menopausal status

All women
Premenopausal women
Postmenopausal women
NRR*95% CIP trendNRR*95% CIP trendNRR95% CIP trend
Total fatQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.35551.00.08951.00.49
Quartile 21511.00.6-1.8502.30.9-5.71010.60.3-1.2
Quartile 31511.10.6-2.4612.00.7-6.1900.70.3-1.6
Quartile 4 (highest)1511.80.9-4.8694.81.3-18.1820.70.2-2.2
Saturated fatQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.07511.00.06991.00.54
Quartile 21511.40.8-2.4532.71.0-6.8980.90.5-1.9
Quartile 31511.30.7-2.5602.50.8-7.8910.80.3-1.9
Quartile 4 (highest)1512.51.2-5.3714.91.4-17.0801.50.5-4.0
ProteinQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.07521.00.14981.00.12
Quartile 21510.60.4-1.0570.50.2-1.3940.70.3-1.3
Quartile 31510.50.3-0.9590.60.2-1.7920.30.1-0.8
Quartile 4 (highest)1510.40.2-0.8670.20.1-0.9840.60.2-1.6
Total carbohydratesQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.69621.00.73881.00.47
Quartile 21511.10.6-1.8590.80.3-1.8821.40.7-2.9
Quartile 31511.10.6-2.0571.20.4-3.7941.10.5-2.5
Quartile 4 (highest)1511.50.7-3.4571.30.3-5.1942.00.7-5.7
FiberQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.34721.00.26781.00.74
Quartile 21521.20.7-2.0611.50.7-3.0911.10.5-2.2
Quartile 31501.00.6-1.8591.00.4-2.2911.10.5-2.4
Quartile 4 (highest)1510.70.4-1.3430.70.2-1.61080.80.3-1.8
E-carbQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.59601.00.53901.00.81
Quartile 21511.00.6-1.8590.90.4-2.2921.20.6-2.5
Quartile 31511.30.7-2.4581.50.5-4.8931.40.6-3.0
Quartile 4 (highest)1501.70.7-3.8572.10.5-8.6931.70.6-4.9
EnergyQuartile 1 (lowest)1501.00.26571.00.85931.00.25
Quartile 21510.60.3-1.0480.70.3-1.81030.50.2-0.9
Quartile 31510.80.5-1.3620.80.4-1.7890.80.4-1.5
Quartile 4 (highest)1510.80.5-1.3680.70.3-1.61510.80.4-1.6
  • * Adjusted for age, total caloric intake, and stage at diagnosis. Referent category is first quartile.

  • Two-sided. ns = not significant, or >0.1.

  • Quartile cutpoints: Fat, in grams/day: Q1 (<43), Q2 (44-57), Q3 (58-75), Q4 (76+). Protein, in grams/day: Q1 (<52), Q2 (53-67), Q3 (68-82), Q4 (83+). Carbohydrate, in grams/day: Q1 (<146), Q2 (147-181), Q3 (182-223), Q4 (224+). Total energy, in kilocalories: Q1 (<1,262), Q2 (1,263-1,555), Q3 (1,556-1,899), Q4 (1,890+).