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Table 3 Joinpoint analyses of breast cancer incidence and mortality with the estimated annual percent change (APC) for age-specific groups, crude rates (CR), age-standardized rates (ASR), and 95% confidence intervals (CI), Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil, 1996–2006

From: Time trends in breast cancer incidence and mortality in a mid-sized northeastern Brazilian city

  Incidence Mortality
Age groups Join points APC (95% CI) Join points APC (95% CI)
All (ASR) 0 2.9* (1.1-4.6) 0 3.0 (−2,8-9.1)
All (CR) 0 4.1* (2.0-6.3) 0 3.9 (−2.2-10.3)
<45 0 1.8 (−1.9-5.6) 0 0.8 (−5.0-6.9)
45-54 0 3.9* (1.4-6.6) 0 −3.8 (−16.2-10.5)
55-64 0 5.6* (1.8-9.6) 0 11.3* (1.1-22.4)
65+ 0 4.1 (−0.5-8.9) 0 −0.4 (−7.2-6.9)
  1. *Significant APC.