Skip to main content

Table 4 SIR and SMR for Rhodes study area compared with New South Wales and compared with Ryde and Concord SLAs for lung and bronchus carcinoma and haematopoietic cancers (based on 30 year counts)

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

Cancer type Number of cases/ number of deaths in Rhodes study area Comparison Area Case SIR (Indirectly Standardised) 95% Confidence Interval Death SMR (Indirectly Standardised) 95% Confidence Interval
Lung and Bronchus Carcinomas 143/121 NSW 105.5 88.9–124.2 107.1 88.9–128.0
Haematopoietic neoplasms 85/46 NSW 80.6# 64.3–99.6 80.8 59.2–107.8
Lung and Bronchus Carcinomas 143/121 Concord & Ryde SLAs 115.7 97.5–136.3 116.2 96.4–138.8
Haematopoietic neoplasms 85/46 Concord & Ryde SLAs 75.0# 59.9–92.7 78.3 57.3–104.4
  1. Notes:
  2. SLA = Statistical Local Area
  3. SIR = Standardised Incidence Ratio
  4. SMR = Standardised Mortality Ratio
  5. # Statistically significantly lower than the comparison area
  6. * Statistically significantly higher than the comparison area