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Table 6 Overview of research on the familial incidence of endometriosis in first-degree relatives

From: Family incidence of endometriosis in first-, second-, and third-degree relatives: case-control study

Study Endometriosis group (absolute risk) Control group (absolute risk) Odds ratio
[95% CI]*
P-value
Simpson et al. [4] 6.9% 0.9% 7.7 [1.7; 48.6] < 0.005
Moen & Magnus [7] 3.9% - 4.8% 0.6% - 0.7% 7.2 [2.1; 24.3] < 0.01
Coxhead & Thomas [9] 5.8% 0.8% 7.9 [1.5; 55.7] < 0.01
Lamb et al. [5] 4.9% ~ 1.0% ~ 5.0 unknown
dos Reis et al. [8] 8.6% 0% - < 0.01
Nouri et al. 6.3% 3.3% 1.9 [0.3; 15.0] n.s. *
  1. * n.s. = not significant