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Table 3 Hazard ratios (HR) of sex specific cancer mortality estimated by migrant status and region of birth, adjusting for age and income

From: Inequalities in mortality among refugees and immigrants compared to native Danes – a historical prospective cohort study

  Female refugees n = 12,890    Male refugees n = 16,136   
Region of origin RR 95%CI n p-value RR 95%CI n p-value
Asia 0.50 (0.12 – 1.99) 2 0.32 0.15 (0.02 – 1.08) 1 0.059
Eastern Europe 1.04 (0.33 – 3.22) 3 0.95 0.32 (0.05 – 2.29) 1 0.25
Former Yugoslavia 0.89 (0.75 – 1.07) 139 0.20 1.01 (0.85 – 1.20) 167 0.89
Iraq 0.33 (0.15 – 0.73) 6 0.006 0.35 (0.19 – 0.66) 10 0.001
Middle East 0.34 (0.16 – 0.71) 7 0.004 0.76 (0.49 – 1.19) 20 0.22
North Africa 0.41 (0.18 – 0.92) 6 0.029 0.64 (0.32 – 1.28) 8 0.20
Sub-Saharan Africa - - 0 - 1.57 (0.39 – 6.28) 2 0.52
All 0.75 (0.63 – 0.88) 163 0.0005 0.86 (0.73 – 1.00) 209 0.051
  Female immigrants n = 18,132    Male immigrants n = 8,634   
Region of origin RR 95%CI n p-value RR 95%CI n p-value
Asia 0.23 (0.12 – 0.47) 8 <0.0001 0.38 (0.17 – 0.85) 6 0.018
Eastern Europe 0.64 (0.39 – 1.05) 16 0.078 0.43 (0.11 – 1.73) 2 0.23
Former Yugoslavia 0.46 (0.19 – 1.11) 5 0.084 1.22 (0.63 – 2.35) 9 0.56
Iraq 0.17 (0.02 – 1.21) 1 0.076 0.99 (0.32 – 3.08) 3 0.99
Middle East 0.31 (0.17 – 0.59) 10 0.0003 0.42 (0.22 – 0.82) 9 0.01
North Africa - - 0 - 0.36 (0.12 – 1.12) 3 0.076
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.78 (0.25 – 2.41) 3 0.66 1.23 (0.40 – 3.84) 3 0.71
All 0.36 (0.26 – 0.48) 43 <0.0001 0.55 (0.39 – 0.78) 35 0.0007
  1. Danish born controls form the reference group. Analyses are based on deaths among the population (n) with a registered income from 1.1.1994 – 31.12.2007.