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Table 4 Cancer mortality in Aboriginal males, NSW, 1999-2007, and risk comparison with non-Aboriginal males

From: Estimates of cancer incidence, mortality and survival in aboriginal people from NSW, Australia

   Mortality rate1 per 100,000 (95% CI)   Risk3 to age 75, 1 in:
Cancer site Deaths   SMR2 (95% CI) Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal
Head and neck 54 20.6 (14.5-28.0) 3.18 (2.39-4.15) 56 155
Oesophagus 25 12.9 (7.6-20.1) 2.31 (1.50-3.42) 86 241
Stomach 34 21.2 (13.5-31.1) 2.09 (1.45-2.92) 71 165
Large bowel 68 38.6 (28.0-51.2) 1.40 (1.08-1.77) 45 52
Liver 20 7.8 (4.2-12.8) 1.74 (1.06-2.68) 135 250
Pancreas 30 19.0 (11.6-28.7) 1.70 (1.15-2.42) 94 147
Lung 164 91.1 (75.3-108.8) 1.99 (1.69-2.31) 14 29
Melanoma of skin 12 8.1 (3.5-15.0) 0.67 (0.35-1.17) 174 173
Prostate 65 57.1 (42.6-74.5) 1.86 (1.43-2.37) 51 86
Kidney 19 10.5 (5.4-17.8) 1.70 (1.02-2.66) 159 254
Bladder 10 7.3 (2.8-14.6) 1.12 (0.54-2.06) 366 316
Brain 14 4.4 (1.7-8.4) 0.76 (0.42-1.28) 346 191
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 18 7.9 (4.0-13.6) 1.09 (0.64-1.72) 169 176
All leukaemias 27 16.0 (9.3-25.1) 1.44 (0.95-2.10) 115 185
Unknown primary 48 25.1 (17.1-35.0) 1.86 (1.37-2.46) 57 106
All cancers 657 372.9 (338.9-409.0) 1.68 (1.55-1.81) 4.7 7.5
  1. 1Directly age-standardised to 2001 Australian census population.
  2. 2Standardised mortality ratio in relation to all NSW males.
  3. 3Cumulative risk.