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Table 2 Incidence rate and directly standardized incidence rates (per 100000 person-years) using the 1970 and 2000 world population of GI cancers 2001–2005 in Mazandaran and Golestan provinces of Iran and indices of spatial autocorrelation by cancer site and sex

From: Geographical spread of gastrointestinal tract cancer incidence in the Caspian Sea region of Iran: Spatial analysis of cancer registry data

Cancer Site/Type Sex No. of Cases Incidence Rate 1970 world population 2000 world population Moran's I# Moran's I p-value Geary's C Geary's C p-value Type of spatial pattern
Esophagus M 891 8.10 12.16 14.61 0.016 0.07 0.78 0.04 clustered
  F 810 7.23 11.27 12.73 0.021 0.06 0.77 0.04 clustered
Stomach M 1838 15.62 23.04 26.78 0.130 0.04 0.86 0.06 clustered
  F 827 6.46 9.92 11.25 0.059 0.06 0.88 0.06 clustered
Colorectal M 556 4.88 6.74 7.55 -0.182 0.08 1.17 0.08 dispersed
  F 478 4.32 6.25 6.86 -0.146 0.07 1.14 0.09 dispersed
Gallbladder M 30 0.27 0.21 0.39 -0.033 0.36 0.90 0.24 inconclusive or random
  F 62 0.56 0.51 0.89 -0.036 0.28 1.01 0.32 inconclusive or random
Pancreas M 43 0.39 0.35 0.55 -0.014 0.41 0.89 0.25 inconclusive or random
  F 24 0.22 0.21 0.34 0.014 0.33 0.93 0.31 inconclusive or random
Liver M 103 0.94 0.93 1.49 -0.050 0.11 1.21 0.07 inconclusive or random
  F 63 0.57 0.58 0.97 -0.053 0.12 1.11 0.90 inconclusive or random
Small intestine M 43 0.31 0.44 0.48 -0.004 0.23 1.06 0.34 inconclusive or random
  F 31 0.23 0.34 0.36 -0.025 0.25 0.93 0.35 inconclusive or random
  1. # E(I) for all tests are -0.04