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Table 3 Annual percentage change in the ratio of East to West German cancer mortality with 95% confidence intervals between 1990 and 2014

From: Cancer mortality in former East and West Germany: a story of unification?

Men
   Slope 1 Slope 2
Lung Year 1990–1993 1993–2014
  Estimate 5.6 [2.3, 9.0] −0.4 [−0.6, −0.3]
Prostate Year 1990–1992 1992–2014
  Estimate 17.5 [3.0, 34.0] 1.0 [0.7, 1.3]
Colon/Rectum Year 1990–1992 1992–2014
  Estimate 10.8 [4.3, 17.6] 0.3 [0.2, 0.5]
Women
Lung Year 1990–2014 -
  Estimate −0.6 [−0.8, −0.4] -
Breast Year 1990–1996 1996–2014
  Estimate −0.4 [−0.9, −0.0] 1.5 [0.2, 2.8]
Colon/Rectum Year 1990–1992 1992–2014
  Estimate 6.2 [−4.3, 17.8] −0.3 [−0.5, −0.0]
  1. Results refer to the relative change in the mortality rate ratio as computed by means of a joinpoint procedure