Background: Increased breast density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer and also decreases the sensitivity of mammographic screening. The purpose of our study was to compare breast density for black and white women using quantitative measures. Methods: Breast density was assessed among black and white women screened using digital mammography. Quantitative measures for dense area, area percent density PD , dense volume, and volume percent density were estimated using validated, automated software. Breast density was categorized as dense or nondense based on BI-RADS categories or based on values above and below the median for quantitative measures. Logistic regression was used to estimate the odds of having dense breasts by race, adjusted for age, body mass index BMI , age at menarche, menopause status, family history of breast or ovarian cancer, parity and age at first birth, and current hormone replacement therapy HRT use. All statistical tests were two-sided. Results: There was a statistically significant interaction of race and BMI on breast density. Conclusions: After accounting for age, BMI, and other risk factors, black women had higher breast density than white women across all quantitative measures previously associated with breast cancer risk.
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A study using a new tool to measure mammographic density found that black women have denser breast tissue than white women. The findings add to the research on breast density, cancer disparities, and risk-based screening. Breast density refers to the amount of fibroglandular tissue in the breast when observed on a mammogram. Dense breast tissue shows up white on a mammogram, as do cancer cells, making it difficult for the radiologist to spot a tumor. About half of all women who have screening mammography are found to have dense breast tissue. Breast density also serves as an independent predictor of breast cancer risk.
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