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Table 6 Adjusted difference in length of diagnostic interval measured in days at the 50th percentile, where the outcome was the length of the diagnostic interval. Long-term residents served as the reference group for each analysisa

From: Disparities in breast cancer diagnosis for immigrant women in Ontario and BC: results from the CanIMPACT study

  BC Ontario
  Median [with 95% confidence intervals] Median [with 95% confidence intervals]
Immigrants overall 2 [0.2–3.8] 5.5 [4.4–6.6]
Region of origin
 East Asia & Pacific 2 [0.1–3.9] 9.5 [7.1–11.9]
 Eastern Europe & Central Asia 0.4 [−5.5–6.3] 4.5 [2.0–7.0]
 Latin America & Caribbean 2.2 [−6.9–11.2] 9.0 [5.7–12.3]
 Middle East & North Africa -2 [−10.9–6.9] 1.8 [−2.4–6.0]
 South Asia 6.7 [2.0–11.3] 3.5 [1.1–5.9]
 Sub-Saharan Africa 1.0[−14.6–16.6] 5.5 [− 1.6–12.6]
 USA/New Zealand/ Australia −0.3[− 12.2–11.5] −2.5 [−7.2–2.2]
 Western Europe − 5[− 10.8–0.8] 1.2 [−4.5–6.9]
Immigrant class
 Economic 1[− 1.3–3.3] 5.5 [3.8–7.2]
 Family 4 [0.6–7.4] 5.5 [3.9–7.1]
 Refugee 0.2[−9.2–9.6] 5.5 [2.1–8.9]
 Other −9.5[−48.3–29.3] 7 [−0.4–14.4]
Time in Canada
 Less than 10 years 1.4[−1.7–4.4] 5.5 [3.6–7.4]
 10 years or more 2[−0.3–4.3] 5.5 [4.1–6.9]
  1. aSeparate analyses were run stratifying immigrant women by 1) region of origin, 2) immigrant class and 3) time in Canada. Control variables in the models were age at diagnosis, stage at diagnosis, level of co-morbidity and neighbourhood income quintile. Significant results are bolded
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