Health Consultation Assessment of Drinking Water Quality And Cancer Incidence Scituate, ma


Cancer Incidence in Census Tract 5052 (Table 7)



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4. Cancer Incidence in Census Tract 5052 (Table 7)

Census Tract 5052 is located in the southeast portion of Scituate and contains the Third Cliff area. During the time period 1987-1997, breast cancer among females in CT 5052 occurred slightly more often than expected. Sixty cases were observed where approximately 52 were expected (SIR=116). This elevation, however, was not statistically significant. No cases of breast cancer were observed among males. Testicular cancer among males occurred slightly more often than expected. Four cases were observed and approximately two cases were expected.

Kidney cancer occurred about as often as expected. Overall, seven cases were observed while slightly more than seven cases were expected. Leukemia occurred slightly above the expected rate among males and females combined. Overall, eight cases were observed and approximately six cases were expected (SIR=139). This increase was due to one additional case that occurred among males and females in this census tract. Among males, leukemia occurred slightly more often than expected (four cases observed versus approximately three cases expected). Among females, leukemia occurred slightly more often than expected (four cases observed versus approximately three cases expected). None of these elevations in leukemia incidence were statistically significant.




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