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Table 1 Cases characteristics for the two periods under study, Nova Scotia, Canada

From: Small-area spatio-temporal analyses of bladder and kidney cancer risk in Nova Scotia, Canada

  Bladder Kidney
  Total Females Males Total Females Males
Period 1998 - 2010
Nova Scotia
Cases diagnosed 3,292 834 2,458 2,199 863 1,336
Cases analyzed* 3,232 820 2,412 2,143 848 1,295
In situ 1,164 298 866 0 0 0
 Invasive 2,068 522 1,546 2,143 848 1,295
Mean age at diagnosis (years) 71 71.2 70.5 65 66 63.7
Spatial referencing (%)
 Civic address 86.6 85.5 86.9 85.9 86.4 85.5
 Postal code 2.29 2.07 2.36 2.10 1.65 2.39
 Town name 11.1 12.4 10.7 12.0 11.9 12.1
Period 1980 - 2010
Nova Scotia
Cases diagnosed 6,473 1,642 4,831 3,762 1,493 2,269
Mean age at diagnosis (years) 70 70.5 69.9 65 65.9 63.8
South-western Nova Scotia
Cases analyzed 1,810 423 1,387 957 358 599
In situ 386 86 300 0 0 0
 Invasive 1,424 337 1,087 957 358 599
Spatial referencing (%)
 Civic address 43.6 40.4 44.6 47.2 50.6 45.2
 Postal code 52.9 56.3 51.9 49.8 46.1 52.1
 Town name 3.4 3.3 3.5 2.9 3.3 2.7
Cape Breton Island
Cases analyzed 1101 283 818 763 306 457
In situ 172 41 131 0 0 0
 Invasive 929 242 687 763 306 457
Spatial referencing (%)       
 Civic address 43.7 45.9 42.9 53.7 54.2 53.4
 Postal code 47.0 41.3 48.9 39.2 36.6 40.9
 Town name 9.4 12.7 8.2 7.1 9.2 5.7
  1. *Excludes 116 cases (2.1 %) diagnosed in a Community for which population data was not available
  2. Excludes 21 bladder cases (0.32%) and 10 kidney cases (0.27%) due to unavailable spatial information