Table 4

SIR for cancer in male educational groups in different periods

Cancer sitePeriod 1970–1984Period 1985–1998
Less than 9 yearsUniversity educatedLess than 9 yearsUniversity educated
ObservedSIR95%CIObservedSIR95%CIObservedSIR95%CIObservedSIR95%CI
Upper aerodigestive tract1,9101.000.961.05117 0.59 0.49 0.70 2,6361.000.961.04217 0.61 0.53 0.70
Salivary gland1311.000.841.19191.400.842.201541.000.851.17160.830.481.36
Esophagus4451.000.911.1021 0.44 0.27 0.68 1,0201.000.941.0675 0.56 0.44 0.70
Stomach2,5171.000.961.0496 0.44 0.36 0.54 3,7101.000.971.03214 0.54 0.47 0.62
Small intestine2141.000.871.14251.160.751.724111.000.911.10521.090.811.43
Colon2,5111.000.961.04273 1.22 1.08 1.37 5,8261.000.971.036931.070.991.15
Rectum1,8541.000.951.05132 0.81 0.68 0.96 4,2681.000.971.03404 0.84 0.76 0.93
Anus491.000.741.3230.520.101.54921.000.811.23110.920.451.65
Liver9291.000.941.0769 0.77 0.60 0.98 2,2691.000.961.041.65 0.64 0.55 0.75
Pancreas1,4271.000.951.05103 0.82 0.67 0.99 2,2891.000.961.04222 0.83 0.73 0.95
Lung4,9421.000.971.03240 0.48 0.42 0.55 9,2651.000.981.02554 0.46 0.43 0.50
Breast551.000.751.3061.050.382.301131.000.821.2024 1.67 1.07 2.49
Prostate5,2921.000.971.034081.000.911.1023,8601.000.991.012,848 1.16 1.12 1.21
Testis3831.000.901.1182 1.54 1.22 1.91 2661.000.881.13421.280.921.73
Other male genitals1631.000.851.17150.850.471.402811.000.891.12220.680.431.03
Kidney1,9561.000.961.05145 0.77 0.65 0.90 2,9151.000.961.04271 0.80 0.71 0.90
Urinary bladder2,6591.000.961.042390.940.821.076,3401.000.981.02606 0.82 0.75 0.88
Melanoma1,3921.000.951.05313 1.88 1.68 2.10 2,3211.000.961.04573 1.89 1.74 2.05
Skin (squamous cell)7391.000.931.07102 1.54 1.26 1.87 3,2711.000.971.03521 1.45 1.33 1.58
Eye1781.000.861.16171.020.591.642311.000.881.14240.860.551.29
Nervous system1,6481.000.951.05206 1.21 1.05 1.38 2,0901.000.961.042871.070.951.20
Thyroid gland2971.000.891.12391.350.961.853271.000.891.11360.990.701.38
Endocrine gland6721.000.931.08801.080.861.359021.000.941.071321.140.951.35
Bone1291.000.831.19130.890.471.521021.000.821.215 0.38 0.12 0.89
Connective tissue3161.000.891.12391.140.811.575371.000.921.09631.050.801.34
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma1,3421.000.951.051360.970.811.153,0281.000.961.043631.010.911.12
Hodgkin’s disease4111.000.911.10541.200.901.572801.000.891.1221 0.63 0.39 0.97
Myeloma6361.000.921.08440.790.571.061,3831.000.951.051380.930.781.10
Leukemia1,3881.000.951.051331.000.841.182,3691.000.961.042600.940.831.07
All36,5851.000.991.013,169 0.91 0.88 0.94 82,5561.000.991.018,859 0.94 0.92 0.96
  • Bold type: 95% CI not include 1.00.