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Table 5 Cancer mortality in Aboriginal females, NSW, 1999-2007, and risk comparison with non-Aboriginal females

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 18 6.8 (3.8-11.1) 3.21 (1.90-5.07) 135 608
Oesophagus 11 4.5 (2.0-8.5) 2.40 (1.20-4.29) 316 787
Stomach 17 7.9 (4.2-13.2) 1.98 (1.15-3.16) 235 433
Large bowel 49 23.6 (16.7-32.2) 1.24 (0.92-1.64) 81 87
Liver 10 4.6 (2.0-8.9) 2.19 (1.05-4.03) 260 768
Pancreas 29 15.0 (9.6-22.2) 1.82 (1.22-2.61) 118 201
Lung 134 57.8 (47.4-69.6) 2.73 (2.29-3.23) 25 62
Melanoma of skin 9 4.1 (1.6-8.2) 1.00 (0.46-1.89) 325 442
Breast 99 35.6 (28.0-44.4) 1.54 (1.25-1.88) 37 59
Cervix 31 10.9 (6.8-16.2) 4.74 (3.22-6.73) 123 663
Uterus 13 6.4 (3.1-11.5) 2.05 (1.09-3.51) 259 490
Ovary 22 8.3 (4.8-13.1) 1.35 (0.84-2.04) 157 203
Kidney 16 6.9 (3.6-11.7) 2.36 (1.35-3.82) 188 469
Brain 15 5.5 (2.7-9.7) 1.20 (0.67-1.98) 208 315
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 13 5.3 (2.5-9.6) 1.00 (0.53-1.72) 213 277
All leukaemias 15 5.4 (2.5-9.6) 1.17 (0.66-1.94) 389 345
Unknown primary 35 14.4 (9.4-20.8) 1.35 (0.94-1.88) 103 138
All cancers 572 240.3 (218.5-263.5) 1.73 (1.59-1.88) 6.5 11.1
  1. 1Directly age-standardised to 2001 Australian census population.
  2. 2Standardised mortality ratio in relation to all NSW females.
  3. 3Cumulative risk.