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Table 4 Competing risks regression models of factors associated with survival, NSW Cancer Registry 2000–2008

From: After accounting for competing causes of death and more advanced stage, do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with cancer still have worse survival? A population-based cohort study in New South Wales

  Unadjusted model Model 1a Model 2b Model 3c
  SHR (95% CI) SHR (95% CI) SHR (95% CI) SHR (95% CI)
Aboriginal 1.47 (1.38–1.57) 1.76 (1.65–1.88) 1.54 (1.44–1.65) 1.40 (1.31–1.50)
Male 1.07 (1.05–1.08) 1.01 (0.99–1.02) 1.07 (1.05–1.08) 1.07 (1.05–1.08)
Age at diagnosis
 0–39 1 1 1 1
 40–49 1.52 (1.44–1.60) 1.52 (1.45–1.61) 1.39 (1.32–1.46) 1.54 (1.47–1.63)
 50–59 1.97 (1.88–2.07) 2.00 (1.91–2.10) 1.78 (1.70–1.86) 1.93 (1.84–2.02)
 60–64 2.26 (2.15–2.37) 2.30 (2.19–2.41) 2.01 (1.92–2.11) 2.14 (2.04–2.25)
 65–69 2.54 (2.43–2.67) 2.58 (2.46–2.70) 2.25 (2.15–2.36) 2.36 (2.25–2.48)
 70–74 3.23 (3.09–3.38) 3.25 (3.10–3.40) 2.73 (2.61–2.86) 2.80 (2.67–2.94)
 75–79 3.79 (3.62–3.97) 3.84 (3.67–4.02) 3.19 (3.04–3.34) 3.26 (3.10–3.42)
 80–84 4.59 (4.39–4.81) 4.72 (4.50–4.94) 3.89 (3.71–4.08) 4.01 (3.82–4.21)
 85+ 5.78 (5.52–6.06) 5.99 (5.71–6.28) 4.84 (4.61–5.08) 5.20 (4.95–5.47)
Residential remoteness
 Major cities 1 1 1 1
 Inner regional 1.01 (1.00–1.03) 0.92 (0.91–0.94) 0.96 (0.94–0.98) 1.02 (1.00–1.04)
 Outer regional 1.06 (1.03–1.09) 0.94 (0.92–0.97) 0.98 (0.96–1.01) 1.05 (1.02–1.08)
 Remote/ Very remote 1.12 (1.03–1.22) 0.99 (0.91–1.08) 0.96 (0.87–1.05) 1.01 (0.92–1.11)
SEIFA quintile
 1 (least disadvantaged) 1 1 1 1
 2 1.16 (1.13–1.18) 1.19 (1.17–1.22) 1.12 (1.10–1.15) 1.09 (1.06–1.11)
 3 1.22 (1.20–1.25) 1.25 (1.22–1.28) 1.18 (1.15–1.21) 1.14 (1.12–1.17)
 4 1.27 (1.25–1.30) 1.29 (1.27–1.32) 1.22 (1.19–1.25) 1.17 (1.15–1.20)
 5 (most disadvantaged) 1.30 (1.27–1.32) 1.38 (1.35–1.41) 1.24 (1.21–1.27) 1.15 (1.12–1.18)
Stage
 Localised 1 1 1
 Regional 2.43 (2.38–2.48) 2.40 (2.35–2.46) 1.92 (1.88–1.96)
 Distant 11.08 (10.87–11.29) 10.32 (10.12–10.53) 5.59 (5.47–5.72)
 Unknown 2.45 (2.40–2.50) 2.15 (2.11–2.19) 1.60 (1.56–1.64)
  1. SHR subhazard ratio, CI confidence interval, SEIFA socio-economic index for areas (Index of relative socio-economic disadvantage).
  2. aModel 1 adjusted for age, sex, year of diagnosis, remoteness and SEIFA
  3. bModel 2 further adjusted for stage at diagnosis.
  4. cModel 3 further adjusted for cancer site.