Table 1

Mean age and telomere length (TL) in the hereditary and sporadic ovarian cancer groups and controls

NumberMean age (range)Mean TL (95% CI)Mean age adjusted TLt test
p value*
Controls26746.3 (23–70)0.91 (0.85 to 0.97)0
All OvCa34654.9 (22–72)0.63 (0.60 to 0.66)−0.1542.8×10−7
 BRCA1 OvCa4650.7 (35–68)0.66 (0.56 to 0.75)−0.1820.005
 BRCA2 OvCa1260.6 (41–70)0.53 (0.37 to 0.69)−0.1660.179
 BRCAX OvCa11050.0 (22–72)0.69 (0.64 to 0.74)−0.1610.001
 Sporadic OvCa17858.6 (25–72)0.59 (0.56 to 0.62)−0.1411×10−5
  • * p Value of the comparison between the age adjusted TL in controls and each ovarian cancer group.

  • OvCa, ovarian cancer.