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Table 1 Thyroid cancer incidence rates and joinpoint analysis (1978–2003).

From: Increasing thyroid cancer incidence in Lithuania in 1978–2003

  1978 2003 EAPC 1978–2003 Trend 1 Trend 2
  N Rate N Rate   Years EAPC Years EAPC
Males          
Age (years)          
00–19 0 0.0 4 0.9 4.8* 1978–2003 4.8*   
20–44 4 0.7 26 4.2 5.8* 1978–1999 2.5 1999–2003 29.7*
45–64 5 1.7 12 3.4 4.9* 1978–2003 4.9*   
65+ 1 0.7 5 2.9 2.2 1978–2003 2.2   
Standardized 10 0.7 47 2.5 4.6* 1978–2003 4.6*   
(95% PI)   (0.2–1.1) (1.8–3.2)     
Females          
Age (years)          
00–19 0 0.0 2 0.4 1.2 1978–2003    
20–44 8 1.3 82 12.9 7.3* 1978–2000 5.1* 2000–2003 31.5*
45–64 13 3.3 141 32.7 9.3* 1978–1999 6.5* 1999–2003 26.9*
65+ 15 6.3 55 16.4 3.7* 1978–2003    
Standardized 36 1.5 280 11.4 7.1* 1978–2000 5.2* 2000–2003 29.8*
(95% PI)   (1.0–2.0) (10.0–12.8)     
  1. *The EAPC is significantly different from 0 (P < 0.05).
  2. EAPC estimated annual percentage change.