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Table 2 Effects (odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI)) of marital status on cancer mortality among men and women diagnosed with 13 types of cancer at ages 30-89 in Norway 1970-2007, for different five-year periodsa

From: Changes over time in the effect of marital status on cancer survival

Men OR 95% CI
1970-74   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.18 (1.10 - 1.28)
Widowed 1.11 (1.04 - 1.19)
Divorced/separated 1.17 (1.03 - 1.33)
1975-79   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.23 (1.15 - 1.30)
Widowed 1.15 (1.09 - 1.21)
Divorced/separated 1.19 (1.07 - 1.31)
1980-84   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.23 (1.16 - 1.31)
Widowed 1.07 (1.02 - 1.13)
Divorced/separated 1.20 (1.10 - 1.31)
1985-89   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.29 (1.22 - 1.37)
Widowed 1.13 (1.08 - 1.19)
Divorced/separated 1.18 (1.10 - 1.27)
1990-94   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.23 (1.16 - 1.30)
Widowed 1.10 (1.05 - 1.15)
Divorced/separated 1.23 (1.15 - 1.32)
1995-99   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.34 (1.27 - 1.42)
Widowed 1.11 (1.06 - 1.17)
Divorced/separated 1.21 (1.14 - 1.28)
2000-04   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.29 (1.22 - 1.37)
Widowed 1.11 (1.06 - 1.16)
Divorced/separated 1.13 (1.06 - 1.19)
2005-07   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.35 (1.25 - 1.46)
Widowed 1.10 (1.03 - 1.18)
Divorced/separated 1.16 (1.08 - 1.25)
Women OR 95% CI
1970-74   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.17 (1.09 - 1.26)
Widowed 1.01 (0.94 - 1.08)
Divorced/separated 1.17 (1.03 - 1.33)
1975-79   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.16 (1.09 - 1.23)
Widowed 1.05 (1.00 - 1.10)
Divorced/separated 1.05 (0.95 - 1.16)
1980-84   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.13 (1.06 - 1.20)
Widowed 1.07 (1.02 - 1.12)
Divorced/separated 1.09 (1.00 - 1.19)
1985-89   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.10 (1.04 - 1.18)
Widowed 1.05 (1.00 - 1.10)
Divorced/separated 1.08 (1.00 - 1.17)
1990-94   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.17 (1.10 - 1.25)
Widowed 1.05 (1.00 - 1.10)
Divorced/separated 1.05 (0.98 - 1.13)
1995-99   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.19 (1.12 - 1.28)
Widowed 1.06 (1.01 - 1.11)
Divorced/separated 1.07 (1.00 - 1.14)
2000-04   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.23 (1.15 - 1.32)
Widowed 1.09 (1.04 - 1.15)
Divorced/separated 1.09 (1.03 - 1.16)
2005-07   
Married 1  
Never-married 1.22 (1.12 - 1.34)
Widowed 1.07 (1.01 - 1.14)
Divorced/separated 1.03 (0.96 - 1.12)
  1. a) The models also included current age, cancer site, tumor stage, educational level, and time since diagnosis.