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Table 3 Selected Logistic odds ratios by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of adults (any cancer)

From: Cancer and the healthy immigrant effect: a statistical analysis of cancer diagnosis using a linked Census-cancer registry administrative database

  MEN   WOMEN  
  OR p-val OR p-val
 Race/ethnicity-Cdn born
 White 1.000 -- 1.000 --
 Black 1.134 0.101 0.822 0.023
 West Asian/Mideast 1.231 0.015 0.959 0.666
 South Asian 0.530 0.024 0.851 0.497
 Other Asian 0.758 0.000 0.940 0.294
 Latin American 0.600 0.376 0.903 0.792
Immigrant 0.723 0.006 1.174 0.231
Period of Arrival
 Arrived 1980–91 0.935 0.491 0.746 0.014
 Arrived 1970–79 0.931 0.431 0.755 0.012
 Arrived 1960–69 0.904 0.227 0.746 0.005
 Arrived 1950–59 0.891 0.114 0.789 0.010
 Arrived 1940–49 0.906 0.144 0.883 0.126
 Arrived 1930–39 0.945 0.311 0.773 0.000
 Arrived pre 1930 1.000 -- 1.000 --
Years in Canada (YSM) 1.015 0.000 1.006 0.152
YSM2 1.000 0.006 1.000 0.101
Region of Birth     
 US 1.000 -- 1.000 --
 UK/Ireland 1.049 0.140 0.993 0.831
 Other Europe 0.905 0.001 0.820 0.000
 Western Asia/Mideast 0.753 0.000 0.799 0.002
 South Asia 0.494 0.000 0.588 0.000
 Other Asian nations 0.714 0.000 0.726 0.000
 Africa 0.763 0.000 0.790 0.000
 Americas 0.891 0.007 0.671 0.000
# observations 15,403,340   15,627,980  
# individuals 1,286,260   1,278,840  
# cancer cases 110,300   93,800  
  1. Note: UK/Ireland includes Israel and South Africa. Regression includes age/year/birth cohort effects, province, marital status, urban/rural residence, and educational attainment. Sample excludes Aboriginal Canadians