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Table 4 Beta (β) regression coefficient from multivariate regression analysis of NPC age-standardized incidence and mortality rates on cumulative salted fish (per kg), cigarette (per stick) and fresh vegetable consumption (per kg) in Hong Kong, 1991–2008

From: Secular trends of salted fish consumption and nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a multi-jurisdiction ecological study in 8 regions from 3 continents

Cumulative window (Years) Independent variable Age-standardized incidence rate Age-standardized mortality rates
   Male Female Male Female
0 Salted fish 0.473 0.345 0.463 0.238
  Smoking 0.195 0.321 0.145 0.189
  Fresh-vegetables −0.213 −0.249 −0.140 −0.119
5 Salted fish 2.744* 1.740 1.324 1.607
  Smoking −2.694* −1.589 −0.814 −1.501
  Fresh-vegetables −0.917* −0.794* −0.402 −0.725
10 Salted fish 2.077 0.339 0.289 1.992
  Smoking −3.142* −2.038 0.306 −1.571
  Fresh-vegetables −1.793* −2.408* −0.363 −0.252
  1. * Significant at 0.05 level.
  2. Cumulative salted fish consumption per capita was estimated from FAO commodity statistics on fish, dried, salted or smoked.