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



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MDEP Bureau of Waste Site Clean-up (BWSC) listing of 21E sites. Available: http://www.state.ma.us/dep/bwsc



TABLE 4

Cancer Incidence in Scituate, Massachusetts

1987-1997



1987-1997

Total
Obs Exp SIR

95% CI

Males
Obs Exp SIR

95% CI

Females
Obs Exp SIR

95% CI


Breast 164 124 132* 112 - 154 0 1.0 NC
NC 164 123 133* 113 - 155


Kidney 21 18.2 116 72 - 177 13 11.2 116 62 - 199 8 7.0 114 49 - 225
Leukemia 17 13.9 122 71 - 196 5 7.8 64 21 - 150 12 6.1 196* 101 - 342


Liver 2 4 NC NC
2 2.9 NC NC
NC0 1.1 NC

NCTestis 5 4.3 117 38 - 272 5 4.3 117 38 - 272 0 0 NC




NOTES:

SIRs are calculated based on the exact number of expected cases.

Expected number of cases presented here are rounded to the nearest tenth. OBS = Observed number of cases.

EXP = Expected number of cases. SIR = Standardized Incidence Ratio.

NC = Not calculated when OBS<5.

95% CI = 95% Confidence Interval.

* = Statistical Significance.

Data source: Massachusetts Cancer Registry, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation, Mass. Dept. of Public Health





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