Table 3.

Incidence rates of papillary thyroid cancer among whites of age 20 to 49 years in the U.S. active duty military population by sex and service branch, ACTUR 1990–2004

 WomenMen
CountRatea (95% CI)IRR (95% CI)CountRatea (95% CI)IRR (95% CI)
Army7718.97 (14.92–23.78)1.00 (reference)1022.55 (2.08–3.10)1.00 (Reference)
Navy5211.32 (8.44–14.88)0.60 (0.41–0.86)892.27 (1.82–2.80)0.89 (0.66–1.20)
Air force11417.71 (14.60–21.29)0.93 (0.69–1.27)1433.34 (2.81–3.95)1.31 (1.01–1.71)
Marines7bb191.62 (0.95–2.57)0.64 (0.35–1.06)
Coast guard8bb122.69 (1.38–4.75)1.06 (0.48–1.94)
Other3bb1bb
  • aAge-adjusted (active duty military 1990–2004 and six 5-year age groups) rates per 100,000 person-years.

  • bRates were not calculated when counts were <10.