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Figure 5

From: Feasibility and utility of mapping disease risk at the neighbourhood level within a Canadian public health unit: an ecological study

Figure 5

Male lung cancer incidence 1999-2003 (333 observed cases), WDG, full Bayesian smoothing and adjusted for average household income quintiles, by 2001 DA. Total: 331 DAs; Overall SIR: 0.91 (95% CI: 0.80-1.01); WinBUGS fracspatial: 0.61 (95% CI: 0.01-1.00). Indirectly standardized incidence ratios calculated for all ages, using Ontario age-specific rates, 1999-2003, adjusted for average household income quintiles (2001 Census DAs). Full Bayesian smoothing using the BYM model[13]. Excludes 3.1% of male lung cancer cases with missing or invalid residential postal code at diagnosis and 1.2% of cases due to suppressed income data for the 2001 Census.

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