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Table 2 Mortality in employees

From: Microwaves in the cold war: the Moscow embassy study and its interpretation. Review of a retrospective cohort study

  Moscow     Other embassies    Ratio of SMRs
  obs exp SMR 95% CI   obs exp SMR 95% CI   added
All causes 49 105.3 0.47 0.4- 0.6 132 223.7 0.59 0.5- 0.7 0.8
Arteriosclerotic heart disease 16 32.6 0.49 0.3- 0.8 28 73.2 0.38 0.2- 0.6 1.3
All malignant neoplasms 17 19.0 0.89 0.5- 1.4 47 41.1 1.1 0.8- 1.5 0.8
All malignant neoplasms - male 11   0.63    33   1.3    0.5
All malignant neoplasms - female 8   1.1    14   0.94    1.2
Digestive organs 3 4.6 0.65 0.1- 1.9 11 10.8 1 0.5- 1.8  
Brain tumours 0 0.9 0.0    5 1.5 3.3 1.1- 7.7 0.0
Lung 5 5.8 0.86 0.3- 2 11 12.2 0.90 0.4- 1.6 1.0
Leukaemia 2 0.8 2.5 0.3- 9 3 1.7 1.8 0.4- 5.3 1.4
Breast 2 0.5 4.0 0.5- 14.4 3 1.2 2.4 0.5- 7 1.7
  1. obs = observed; exp = expected based on US mortality data; SMR = standardised mortality ratio; CI = confidence interval.
  2. Also shown (numbers in Moscow, other embassies) : pancreas (1,1); Hodgkin disease (0,0); uterus (1,0); cervix (1,0).
  3. Decimal places vary, but are given as in the original. Data from Table 5.6 in main report. Ratio of SMRs added by present author as an approximate measure.