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Table 2 Bivariate associations between DL tolerability and study variables†

From: Tolerability of breast ductal lavage in women from families at high genetic risk of breast cancer

   Mean rating of experienced DL discomfort (SD) or bivariate correlation (r) p
Age Continuous -0.12 0.18
Personal history of breast cancer Yes 35.0 (18.3) 0.05
  No 49.1 (24.1)  
BRCA1/2 mutation status Positive 47.8 (23.6) 0.90
  Negative 47.0 (26.7)  
NAF obtained
during procedure
Yes 47.7 (25.6) 0.99
  No 47.7 (23.4)  
BSI GSI Continuous 0.20 < 0.05
Returned for follow-up DL Yes 40.5 (19.5) < 0.01
  Refused 61.7 (25.7)  
  Cancelled 45.9 (25.4)  
  Other 45.8 (22.4)  
  1. †Range for continuous measure of discomfort for all breast screening procedures = (0–100); higher scores indicate greater discomfort.