Table 4

Multivariate-adjusteda mean value (95% CI) of percent breast density by categories of dairy and meat food groups and margarine intake in premenopausal women (n = 283)

Servings/weekPtrendb
Dairy food groups
Total dairy intake0–8.59–18.5≥19
Meana4440380.01
95% CI(37–51)(33–46)(32–44)
n 76105102
High fat dairy0–44.5–9≥9.5
Meana4243380.08
95% CI(35–48)(37–49)(32–44)
n 8589109
Low fat dairy0–33.5–8≥8.5
Meana4240380.14
95% CI(35–48)(34–46)(32–45)
n 988798
Fermented dairy0–2.53–5≥5.5
Meana3840410.25
95% CI(32–45)(34–46)(35–48)
n 8992102
Cheese intake0–11.5–3≥3.5
Meana4040400.86
95% CI(32–48)(34–46)(34–46)
n 1028497
Meat food groups
Total meat intake0–99.5–13.5≥14
Meana4139400.90
95% CI(34–48)(33–46)(34–47)
n 8197105
High fat meat intake0–55.5–9≥9.5
Meana4238410.76
95% CI(35–49)(32–44)(34–47)
n 8589109
Low fat meat intake0–1.52–3.5≥3.75
Meana4139410.90
95% CI(34–47)(33–45)(35–47)
n 1088986
Fish intake0–0.51–1.5≥2
Meana3941410.50
95% CI(33–45)(34–47)(34–47)
n 59121103
White meat intake0–2.53–4.5≥5
Meana3741410.11
95% CI(31–44)(35–47)(35–47)
n 8895100
Red meat intake0–2.53–5≥5.5
Meana4140400.47
95% CI(35–48)(34–47)(33–46)
n 74101108
Margarine alone0–0.51–35.5–7≥8
Meana39414043
95% CI(32–45)(35–47)(33–47)(36–50)0.14
n 97667248
  • a All analyses are adjusted for caloric intake, age, age2, body mass index, WHR, physical activity, age at menarche, age at first birth and number of births combined, self-reported alcohol intake, smoking, family history of breast cancer, and oral contraceptive use.

  • b Test for trend is an F test of the linear contrast.