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Table 3 Ranking sexual gland cancer, thyroid cancer and lung cancer mortalities according to the degree of concern (from 1: high concern, to 3: low concern): causal effect of expressing the results in terms of TNH versus % excess (question R4)

From: Comparison of two statistical indicators in communicating epidemiological results to the population: a randomized study in a high environmental risk area of Italy

  ACE Mean difference 95% CI p-value PO % excess 95% CI Adjusted SUCRA % excess Adjusted SUCRA TNH
Rank assigned to sexual glands cancer mortality −0.13 (−0.28; 0.02) 0.093 2.26 (2.16; 2.35) 0.370 0.435
Rank assigned to thyroid cancer mortality 0.19 (0.03; 0.35) 0.021 2.24 (2.11; 2.36) 0.380 0.285
Rank assigned to lung cancer mortality −0.06 (−0.21; 0.09) 0.432 1.51 (1.39; 1.62) 0.745 0.775
  1. Abbreviations ACE Average causal effect, 95% CI 95% Confidence Interval, PO % excess Potential outcome under the % excess questionnaire, Adjusted SUCRA Surface under the cumulative ranking curve from the Inverse Probability of Treatment Weighting  model