Table 2

SIR for cancer in widowers and divorced men

Cancer siteWidowersDivorced
OSIR95% CIOSIR95% CI
Upper aerodigestive tract801.27a1.01a1.59a2871.69a1.50a1.90a
Salivary glands71.450.573.00121.050.541.83
Esophagus391.70a1.21a2.33a1482.49a2.11a2.93a
Stomach1911.120.971.302861.010.891.13
Small intestine101.110.532.05210.870.541.33
Colon1901.130.971.302970.81a0.72a0.91a
Rectum1040.940.771.142460.980.861.11
Anus20.900.083.31132.13a1.13a3.66a
Liver851.170.931.441891.27a1.10a1.46a
Pancreas921.140.921.401951.20a1.03a1.38a
Lung2421.15a1.01a1.31a8151.35a1.26a1.44a
Prostate7091.010.931.0810670.78a0.74a0.83a
Other male genitals91.320.602.51191.280.772.00
Kidney670.930.721.191540.82a0.69a0.96a
Urinary bladder1300.860.721.023270.85a0.76a0.95a
Melanoma220.720.451.09600.49a0.37a0.63a
Skin1070.990.811.201220.60a0.49a0.71a
Nervous system371.130.801.56790.67a0.53a0.83a
Thyroid gland60.810.291.78170.860.501.38
Endocrine glands181.460.862.31290.59a0.39a0.84a
Connective tissue100.810.391.50210.670.411.02
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma430.740.541.001030.68a0.56a0.83a
Hodgkin’s disease100.970.461.78231.090.691.63
Myeloma471.190.881.59540.65a0.49a0.85a
Leukemia660.980.761.251210.81a0.67a0.97a
All23231.04a1.00a1.09a47050.94a0.92a0.97a
  • a 95% CI does not include 1.00.