Table 2

SMR for various causes of death and 95% CIs, male Port Hope workers (1950–1999)

Cause of death (ICD-9 code)ObservedExpected*SMR (95% CI)p Value
 All infectious diseases (1–139)811.880.67 (0.29 to 1.33)0.33
 All cancers (140–208)266282.460.94 (0.83 to 1.06)0.34
  Oesophageal cancer (150)67.190.83 (0.31 to 1.82)0.84
  Stomach cancer (151)1418.250.77 (0.42 to 1.29)0.38
  Colon cancer (153)2226.740.82 (0.52 to 1.25)0.42
  Rectal cancer (154)159.391.60 (0.89 to 2.63)0.11
  Pancreatic cancer (157)1014.630.68 (0.33 to 1.26)0.28
  Laryngeal cancer (161)54.151.21 (0.39 to 2.81)0.80
  Lung cancer (162)9991.621.08 (0.88 to 1.32)0.47
  Prostate cancer (185)2125.810.81 (0.50 to 1.24)0.40
  Kidney cancer (189.0)66.910.87 (0.32 to 1.89)0.93
  Bladder and other urinary cancer (188, 189.1–189.9)118.271.33 (0.66 to 2.38)0.42
   Bladder cancer (188)107.821.28 (0.61 to 2.35)0.52
  Brain and other CNS cancers (191–192)57.610.66 (0.21 to 1.53)0.46
   Brain cancer (191)56.750.74 (0.24 to 1.73)0.67
  NHL (200, 202)78.650.81 (0.33 to 1.67)0.73
  All leukaemia (204–208)69.500.63 (0.23 to 1.37)0.33
 Diabetes mellitus (250)1419.390.72 (0.39 to 1.21)0.26
 All nervous system diseases (320–389)1117.560.63 (0.31 to 1.12)0.13
 All CVD (390–459)514475.031.08 (0.99 to 1.18)0.08
  Hypertensive disease (401–405)134.872.67 (1.42 to 4.57)<0.01
  Ischaemic heart disease (410–414)346322.361.07 (0.96 to 1.19)0.20
  Cerebrovascular disease (430–438)7168.881.03 (0.81 to 1.30)0.83
  Other CVD8478.931.06 (0.85 to 1.32)0.60
 Pneumonia (480–486)2926.621.09 (0.73 to 1.56)0.70
 COPD and asthma (490–496)2543.220.58 (0.37 to 0.85)<0.01
 All digestive diseases (520–579)4243.660.96 (0.69 to 1.30)0.88
 Nephritis and nephrosis (580–587)76.361.10 (0.44 to 2.27)0.90
 Other genitourinary diseases (590–629)1112.780.86 (0.43 to 1.54)0.75
All causes10971071.891.02 (0.96 to 1.09)0.45
  • *Adjusted for age and calendar-year at risk by stratification.CNS, central nervous system; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CVD, cardiovascular diseases; NHL, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; SMR, standardised mortality ratio.