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Table 2 Identified clusters of malignant mesothelioma cases by territorial area, number of municipalities included, number of cases (total, female) and modality ofasbestos exposure (defined, environmental and unknown)

From: Epidemiological patterns of asbestos exposure and spatial clusters of incident cases of malignant mesothelioma from the Italian national registry

ID Cluster Area Municipalities MM cases Asbestos exposure
     Total Women Defined Environmental Unknown
    No. No. No. % No. No. % No. %
1 Casale Monferrato Northwest 89 703 293 41.7 508 109 21.5 10 2.0
2 Cavagnolo Northwest 10 40 11 27.5 21 1 4.8 1 4.8
3 Ciriè Northwest 25 95 37 38.9 67 8 11.9 0 -
4 Collegno Northwest 10 219 94 42.9 136 11 8.1 1 0.7
5 Dalmine Northwest 70 246 84 34.1 246 2 0.8 54 21.9
6 Genoa Northwest 65 1,246 243 19.5 1,092 6 0.5 180 16.5
7 Legnano Northwest 62 350 114 32.6 344 5 1.4 61 17.7
8 Sarnico Northwest 12 44 23 52.3 44 0 - 4 9.1
9 Savona Northwest 35 170 34 20.0 148 3 2.0 28 18.9
10 Broni Northwest/ Northeast 78 256 107 41.8 253 43 17.0 46 18.2
11 La Spezia Northwest/Centre/ Northeast 69 456 59 12.9 440 6 1.4 39 8.9
12 Fiorenzuola d’Arda Northeast 41 158 59 37.3 145 5 3.4 20 13.8
13 Padua Northeast 14 159 58 36.5 151 13 8.6 15 9.9
14 Ravenna Northeast 20 247 64 25.9 236 5 2.1 23 9.7
15 Reggio nell’Emilia Northeast 20 162 46 28.4 150 3 2.0 14 9.3
16 Trieste Northeast 55 625 91 14.6 618 1 0.2 71 11.5
17 Venice Northeast 19 331 73 22.1 318 12 3.8 25 7.9
18 Carrara Centre/ Northwest 7 107 14 13.1 106 0 - 15 14.1
19 Ancona Centre 37 152 30 19.7 124 0 - 15 12.1
20 Civitavecchia Centre 2 13 0   12 0 - 0 -
21 Leghorn Centre 23 244 40 16.4 244 1 0.4 26 10.7
22 Pesaro Centre 21 66 19 28.8 59 1 1.7 11 18.6
23 Piombino Centre 14 42 9 21.4 42 0 - 4 9.5
24 Prato Centre 7 115 28 24.3 115 2 1.7 14 12.2
25 Bari South & Islands 13 258 67 26.1 245 46 18.8 8 3.3
26 Biancavilla South & Islands 4 29 11 37.9 17 7 41.2 3 17.6
27 Castellammare di Stabia South & Islands 55 135 36 26.7 60 3 5.0 6 10.0
28 Gela South & Islands 6 37 4 10.8 29 1 3.4 9 31.0
29 Naples South & Islands 40 312 72 23.1 108 1 0.9 13 12.0
30 Palermo South & Islands 13 217 44 20.3 76 1 1.3 22 28.9
31 Syracuse South & Islands 28 166 33 19.9 70 4 5.7 21 30
32 Taranto South & Islands 19 212 38 17.9 190 13 6.8 2 1.0
  1. Italy, 1993-2008.
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