Influence of Menopause on Breast Cancer in South Korean Adult Women

한국 성인 여성의 폐경 여부가 유방암에 미치는 영향

  • Gu, Hye-Ja (Department of Nursing Science, Kyungsung University)
  • Received : 2019.03.05
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate breast cancer its menopause in South Korean adult women using data from the seventh Korea national health and nutrition examination survey(KNHANES VII-2) 2017. The subjects were 3,414 people in total. The Data were analyzed by frequency, ${\chi}^2$ test and multiple logistic regression analysis using SPSS complex samples Win 25 program. According to the age of the subjects, breast cancer was 1.7% higher in women aged 50~59 years than aged 40~49 years, and 1.7% was significantly more frequent in women who had no drinking frequency than in almost everyday. Menopausal age was significantly higher in women under 44 years of age with breast cancer than in those over 50 years of age. According to menopause, postmenopausal breast cancer was 1.7% more than before menopause. When adjusted for age and alcohol drinking frequency, premenopausal adult women in Korea had significantly lower breast cancer frequency by 0.03 compared with postmenopausal women. Based on these results, it is important to pay attention to the management of breast cancer in young women aged 44 years or younger and multidisciplinary efforts are needed to reduce the ever-increasing prevalence of breast cancer.

Table 1. General characteristics of subjects

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Table 2. Frequency of menopause and breast cancer diagnosis

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Table 3. Breast cancer diagnosis by general characteristics

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Table 4. Breast cancer diagnosis by menopause

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Table 5. Influence of menopause on breast cancer diagnosis

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