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Table 3 Optimal maximum reported cluster size (MRCS, in percent of population) chosen by the Gini coefficient for actual cancer mortality data and simulated cancer mortality data

From: Using Gini coefficient to determining optimal cluster reporting sizes for spatial scan statistics

Cancer site Year(s) Actual dataa Simulated data
Male lung 2006 50 (10) 10
Female lung 2006 15 (10) 15
Breast 2006 30 (25) 30
Prostate 2006 10 (2) 10
Ovary 2002–2006 25 (30) 25
Male bladder 2000–2006 5 (10) 5
Female bladder 2000–2006 50 (15) 15
Cervical 2000–2006 5 (10) 5
  1. aNumbers in parentheses are the second best MRCS chosen by Gini coefficient