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Table 3 SIR and SMR for each census collector district in the Rhodes study area compared with New South Wales for all cancers (based on 25 year counts).

From: Effect of a chemical manufacturing plant on community cancer rates

Geographical Region Number of cases Distance from site + (metres) Case SIR (Indirectly Standardised) 95% Confidence Interval Death SMR (Indirectly Standardised) 95% Confidence Interval
1410101 76 200 113.6 90.3–141.0 119.0 85.4–161.4
1410102 34 985 149.0* 108.7–199.3 113.8 66.3–182.3
1380508 14 1014 49.0# 26.8–82.3 52.3 19.2–113.9
1380507 13 1190 48.5# 25.0–84.6 21.7# 2.6–78.2
1380503 35 1241 96.3 67.8–132.7 111.2 68.0–171.8
1380509 58 1248 184.1* 128.3–256.1 128.2 61.5–235.8
1380501 76 1250 76.3# 57.8–98.9 66.8# 42.8–99.3
1410103 78 1302 91.3 74.0–111.5 81.9 58.8–111.1
1381207 61 1415 80.1 61.1–103.1 79.5 54.0–112.9
1381209 76 1428 102.8 81.9–127.4 137.4* 102.3–180.6
1380505 25 1527 94.3 63.2–135.5 107.7 58.9–180.6
1380504 58 1530 83.0 63.5–106.6 93.1 66.2–127.2
1380510 51 1561 71.8# 51.3–97.8 79.9 52.2–117.1
1381211 38 1576 101.3 72.4–138.0 83.5 46.7–137.7
1380506 22 1633 100.9 63.2–152.8 116.7 58.3–208.8
1381210 11 1638 56.3 28.1–100.6 88.3 38.1–174.0
1410104 8 1682 84.5 56.2–122.2 93.4 52.3–154.1
1380502 34 1717 105.8 80.2–137.1 109.1 72.5–157.6
1410105 71 1874 89.6 68.8–114.6 99.0 68.6–138.3
1410301 83 1935 81.1 63.6–102.0 82.6 58.2–113.9
  1. Notes:
  2. SLA = Statistical Local Area
  3. SIR = Standardised Incidence Ratio
  4. SMR = Standardised Mortality Ratio
  5. + Distance from site = distance between the centroid of the collector district from the centre of the former Union Carbide site
  6. # Statistically significantly lower than the comparison area
  7. * Statistically significantly higher than the comparison area