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Association of Powder Use in the Genital Area With Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Association of Powder Use in the Genital Area With Risk of Ovarian Cancer Key PointsQuestionIs use of powder in the genital area associated with the risk of developing ovarian cancer? FindingsIn this analysis that pooled data from 4 cohorts with a total of 252 745 women, the hazard ratio for the association between self-reported ever use vs never use of powder in the genital area and incident ovarian cancer was 1.08 (95% CI, 0.99-1.17). MeaningAmong women from 4 prospective cohorts, there was not a statistically significant association between use of powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer, but the study may have been underpowered to identify a small increase in risk. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.20079
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs use of powder in the genital area associated with the risk of developing ovarian cancer? FindingsIn this analysis that pooled data from 4 cohorts with a total of 252 745 women, the hazard ratio for the association between self-reported ever use vs never use of powder in the genital area and incident ovarian cancer was 1.08 (95% CI, 0.99-1.17). MeaningAmong women from 4 prospective cohorts, there was not a statistically significant association between use of powder in the genital area and ovarian cancer, but the study may have been underpowered to identify a small increase in risk.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 7, 2020

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