Global mesothelioma deaths reported to the World Health Organization between 1994 and 2008
Vanya Delgermaa, Ken Takahashi, Eun-Kee Park, Giang Vinh Le, Toshiyuki Hara & Tom Sorahan
Volume 89, Number 10, October 2011, 716-724C
Table 2. Regression analysis of time trend in age-adjusteda mesothelioma mortality rate, worldwide, 1994–2008
|b or slope||95% CI||P||%||95% CI|
|Male||0.02||0.01 to 0.04||0.0003||5.85||3.25 to 8.51|
|Female||0.01||0.01 to 0.02||0.0008||3.48||1.74 to 5.26|
|All||0.02||0.01 to 0.03||0.0002||5.37||3.06 to 7.74|
|Anatomical disease site|
|Pleura||0.02||0.01 to 0.03||0.0006||5.20||2.67 to 7.78|
|Peritoneum||0.01||0.003 to 0.02||0.0166||2.78||0.59 to 5.03|
|Unspecified||0.03||0.01 to 0.05||0.0040||7.80||2.90 to 12.93|
|Americas||0.03||−0.01 to 0.08||0.1148||7.89||−2.18 to 18.99|
|Asia||0.02||0.01 to 0.02||< 0.0001||3.67||2.64 to 4.71|
|Europe||0.01||0.003 to 0.03||0.0149||3.44||0.78 to 6.17|
|Oceania||−0.002||−0.01 to 0.01||0.6295||−0.51||−2.90 to 1.92|
|Country income group|
|High||0.02||0.01 to 0.04||0.0010||5.54||2.66 to 8.50|
|Middle and lowd||0.01||−0.001 to 0.02||0.0621||2.16||−0.12 to 4.51|
|United States of America||−0.004||−0.01 to −0.001||0.0076||−0.84||−1.34 to −0.34|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland||0.003||−0.004 to 0.01||0.3403||0.68||−0.88 to 2.27|
|Japan||0.01||0.01 to 0.02||< 0.0001||3.46||2.86 to 4.07|
|South Africa||−0.01||−0.01 to 0.001||0.0959||−1.47||−3.22 to 0.31|
CI, confidence interval.
a Ages were adjusted to the world standard population in 2000.
b A log–linear regression model was used to analyse the variation in the logarithm of the age-adjusted mortality rate with calendar year. Weighting was applied for each country’s population.
c Africa was excluded because the only country that satisfied the inclusion criteria for the trend analysis was South Africa, which is listed as a selected country.
d Middle- and low-income countries were combined because only one low-income country satisfied the inclusion criteria for the trend analysis.