Table 2.

Correlations of body size and mammographic measures

Cases
Controls
HeightWeightBMIHeightWeightBMI
All subjects (n = 2,228)
    Percent density0.04−0.38###−0.41###0.04−0.38###−0.41###
    Dense area0.05−0.01−0.040.06#−0.06#−0.10##
    Non–dense area0.020.60###0.61###−0.0040.57###0.59###
    Total area0.050.58###0.58###0.020.55###0.56###
Premenopausal (n = 549)
    Percent density0.03−0.41###−0.46###−0.03−0.49###−0.50###
    Dense area0.070.080.050.03−0.11−0.13#
    Non–dense area0.040.62###0.65###0.080.69###0.70###
    Total area0.060.57###0.58###0.090.65###0.65###
Postmenopausal (n = 1,679)
    Percent density0.06−0.35###−0.39###0.06−0.34###−0.38###
    Dense area0.06−0.02−0.050.08−0.04−0.08#
    Non–dense area0.010.59###0.60###−0.030.54###0.56###
    Total area0.030.58###0.57###−0.0030.52###0.53###
  • NOTE: P values for correlation coefficients are indicated by superscript symbols: #, P < 0.05; ##, P < 0.01; and ###, P < 0.0001; the others are nonsignificant.