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Table 1

Distribution of diagnosis and recruitment of cases

Frequency (%)
Pathological diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer  
 Serous cystadnocarcinoma 106 (41.7) 
 Mucinous cystadnocarcinoma 35 (13.8) 
 Endometrioid cystadnocarcinoma 21 (8.3) 
 Mixed epithelial cystadnocarcinoma 7 (2.8) 
 Undifferentiated carcinoma 36 (14.2) 
 Borderline malignancy 40 (15.7) 
 Clear cell carcinoma 5 (2.0) 
 Transitional cell carcinoma 2 (0.8) 
 Malignant Brenner’s tumor 2 (0.8) 
Months between diagnosis and interview  
 1–12 191 (75.2) 
 13–24 34 (13.4) 
 25–36 29 (11.4) 
Type of interview  
 In person 241 (95) 
 Next of kin 13 (5) 
Place of interview  
 Hospital 226 (89) 
 Home 25 (10) 
 Work place 3 (1) 
Frequency (%)
Pathological diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer  
 Serous cystadnocarcinoma 106 (41.7) 
 Mucinous cystadnocarcinoma 35 (13.8) 
 Endometrioid cystadnocarcinoma 21 (8.3) 
 Mixed epithelial cystadnocarcinoma 7 (2.8) 
 Undifferentiated carcinoma 36 (14.2) 
 Borderline malignancy 40 (15.7) 
 Clear cell carcinoma 5 (2.0) 
 Transitional cell carcinoma 2 (0.8) 
 Malignant Brenner’s tumor 2 (0.8) 
Months between diagnosis and interview  
 1–12 191 (75.2) 
 13–24 34 (13.4) 
 25–36 29 (11.4) 
Type of interview  
 In person 241 (95) 
 Next of kin 13 (5) 
Place of interview  
 Hospital 226 (89) 
 Home 25 (10) 
 Work place 3 (1) 
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