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Table 2 Adjusteda all- cause mortality hazards ratios, stratified to year of diagnosis

From: Temporal trends of geographic variation in mortality following cancer diagnosis: a population-based study

Variables All 1995–1997 1998–2000 2001–2003 2004–2006 2007–2009
N 26,173 4466 5063 5313 5596 5735
Age (per year) 1.052 (1.050–1.053) *** 1.055 (1.052–1.058) *** 1.050 (1.047–1.052) *** 1.051 (1.048–1.054) *** 1.051 (1.048–1.054) *** 1.054 (1.050–1.057)***
Sex (male) 1.11 (1.08–1.15) *** 1.16 (1.08–1.24) *** 1.16 (1.08–1.240) *** 1.16 (1.08–1.250*** 1.05 (0.98–1.13) 1.02 (0.95–1.11)
Ethnicity (Jew) 0.72 (0.68–0.77) *** 0.67 (0.58–0.77) *** 0.79 (0.69–0.90) ** 0.70 (0.61–0.79) *** 0.72 (0.63–0.82) *** 0.69 (0.60–0.79) ***
Districts 13 dfb (p < 0.001) 13 dfb (p = 0.121) 13 dfb (p = 0.010) 13 dfb (p = 0.097) 13 dfb (p = 0.003) 13 dfb (p < 0.001)
Metropolises
 Jerusalem 1 1 1 1 1 1
 Tel Aviv 1.03 (0.96–1.09) 1.02 (0.88–1.18) 0.98 (0.86–1.13) 0.88 (0.77–1.01) 1.01 (0.90–1.16) 1.28 (1.09–1.50) **
 Haifa 1.00 (0.94–1.08) 0.94 (0.80–1.01) 0.95 (0.82–1.11) 0.91 (0.78–1.06) 1.09 (0.94–1.27) 1.12 (0.94–1.33)
 BeerSheva 1.25 (1.14–1.36) *** 1.21 (0.99–1.74) 1.22 (1.02–1.47) * 0.97 (0.80–1.18) 1.24 (1.03–1.51) * 1.69 (1.38–2.08) ***
Center
 Rehovot 1.00 (0.92–1.09) 0.97 (0.80–1.17) 1.05 (0.88–1.27) 0.91 (0.76–1.10) 1.01 (0.84–1.22) 1.06 (0.96–1.31)
 Hasharon 1.05 (0.95–1.15) 1.01 (0.89–1.35) 0.98 (0.80–1.20) 0.83 (0.79–1.02) 1.32 (1.08–1.62) ** 1.09 (0.86–1.38)
 Petach Tikva 1.01 (0.93–1.09) 0.99 (0.83–1.18) 0.98 (0.83–1.17) 0.89 (0.75–1.06) 0.98 (0.82–1.18) 1.23 (1.01–1.50) *
 Ramla 1.25 (1.11–1.40) *** 1.15 (0.89–1.49) 1.07 (0.83–1.39) 1.17 (0.93–1.47) 1.26 (0.98–1.61) 1.67 (1.26–2.20) ***
South
 Ashkelon 1.24 (1.14–1.35) *** 1.22 (1.02–1.47) * 1.20 (1.01–1.77) * 1.01 (0.91–1.31) 1.35 (1.13–1.62) *** 1.31 (1.06–1.61) *
North
 Hadera 1.17 (1.05–1.29) ** 1.13 (0.89–1.44) 1.15 (0.91–1.45) 0.97 (0.77–1.21) 1.16 (0.92–1.47) 1.48 (1.15–1.89) **
 Akko 1.15 (1.05–1.25) ** 1.05 (0.85–1.29) 1.26 (1.04–1.52) * 1.00 (0.83–1.22) 1.22 (1.00–1.48) * 1.22 (0.98–1.51)
 Izrael 1.15 (1.04–1.27** 1.12 (0.90–1.40) 1.07 (0.86–1.34) 1.05 (0.85–1.30) 1.16 (0.93–1.45) 1.34 (1.06–1.70) *
 Tzfat 1.04 (0.68–1.24) 0.94 (0.60–1.45) 0.92 (0.61–1.37) 0.79 (0.53–1.18) 1.12 (0.75–1.67) 1.58 (1.07–2.34) *
 Kineret 1.22 (1.02–1.45) * 1.01 (0.70–1.75) 1.01 (0.94–1.81) 1.05 (0.69–1.61) 1.12 (0.76–1.65) 1.45 (0.99–2.12)
  1. *p < 0.05 **p < 0.01 ***p < 0.0001
  2. aAdjusted for age, sex, ethnicity and districts
  3. b degree of freedom