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Table 6 Logistic odds ratios by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of adult men, with smoking controls

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

  Any cancer   Prostate   Colorectal   Lung  
  OR p-value OR p-value OR p-value OR p-value
Immigrant 0.750 0.015 0.389 0.000 1.258 0.470 1.093 0.767
Period of Arrival
 Arrived 1980–91 0.937 0.507 1.096 0.610 0.442 0.002 1.049 0.849
 Arrived 1970–79 0.935 0.457 0.984 0.916 0.540 0.012 1.107 0.662
 Arrived 1960–69 0.907 0.245 0.845 0.244 0.566 0.013 1.247 0.303
 Arrived 1950–59 0.891 0.116 0.796 0.069 0.581 0.007 1.258 0.224
 Arrived 1940–49 0.905 0.140 0.829 0.106 0.687 0.041 1.191 0.319
 Arrived 1930–39 0.942 0.286 0.939 0.505 0.715 0.028 1.212 0.178
 Arrived pre 1930 1.000   1.000   1.000   1.000  
Years in Canada (YSM) 1.015 0.000 1.044 0.000 1.010 0.371 0.985 0.128
YSM2 1.000 0.007 1.000 0.000 1.000 0.146 1.000 0.064
Region of Birth
 US 1.000   1.000   1.000   1.000  
 UK/Ireland 1.017 0.603 1.004 0.948 1.265 0.014 0.963 0.669
 Other Europe 0.850 0.000 0.805 0.000 1.178 0.093 0.722 0.000
 Western Asia/Mideast 0.777 0.000 0.971 0.821 0.891 0.548 0.575 0.006
 South Asia 0.503 0.000 0.673 0.000 0.458 0.000 0.299 0.000
 Other Asian nations 0.728 0.000 0.507 0.000 1.071 0.540 0.768 0.015
 Africa 0.790 0.000 1.042 0.694 0.642 0.017 0.538 0.001
 Americas         
10% increase in probability of never starting to smoke 0.958 0.000 0.946 0.004 1.007 0.805 0.906 0.000
  1. Note: As for Table 3. Regressions also include controls for ethnicity of Canadian-born