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Table 3 Standardised incidence rate ratios of ethnic Germans and resettlers compared to the background populations (from age 20)

From: A cross-national perspective of migration and cancer: incidence of five major cancer types among resettlers from the former Soviet Union in Germany and ethnic Germans in Russia

  compared to the Tomsk population compared to the Münster population
Ethnic Germans Resettlers Tomsk population Ethnic Germans Resettlers
SIR (95% CI) SIR (95% CI) SIR (95% CI) SIR (95% CI) SIR (95% CI)
Cancer cases Sex      
Stomach cancer Female 0.57 (0.30–1.10) 0.70 (0.45–1.08) 1.80 (1.70–1.91) 1.01 (0.52–1.94) 1.23 (0.80–1.91)
Male 0.88 (0.57–1.37) 0.78 (0.55–1.09) 2.20 (2.09–2.31) 1.88 (1.21–2.92) 1.64 (1.19–2.32)
Colorectal cancer Female 0.72 (0.46–1.13) 1.45 (1.14–1.83) 0.62 (0.59–0.65) 0.43 (0.28–0.68) 0.88 (0.69–1.11)
Male 0.78 (0.49–1.24) 1.56 (1.23–1.97) 0.60 (0.57–0.63) 0.46 (0.29–0.72) 0.92 (0.73–1.16)
Lung cancer Female 0.73 (0.37–1.46) 0.91 (0.57–1.44) 0.41 (0.38–0.44) 0.31 (0.15–0.61) 0.38 (0.24–0.61)
Male 1.00 (0.76–1.32) 1.10 (0.91–1.33) 1.13 (1.09–1.16) 1.10 (0.83–1.45) 1.23 (1.02–1.49)
Breast cancer Female 1.12 (0.85–1.49) 1.65 (1.40–1.95) 0.45 (0.43–0.46) 0.50 (0.37–0.66) 0.74 (0.63–0.87)
Prostate cancer Male 0.83 (0.56–1.24) 1.64 (1.34–2.01) 0.42 (0.40–0.44) 0.35 (0.24–0.52) 0.75 (0.61–0.91)
  1. SIR: Standardised incidence rate ratio of age groups over 20 years
  2. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval