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Table 5 Camp Lejeune vs Camp Pendleton: hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals, adjusted by sex, race, rank and education, 10-year lag

From: Evaluation of mortality among marines and navy personnel exposed to contaminated drinking water at USMC base Camp Lejeune: a retrospective cohort study

Underlying cause of death Hazard ratio 95% LCL 95% UCL p-value
All cancers 1.10 1.00 1.20 0.02
Diseases of primary interest
Kidney cancer 1.35 0.84 2.16 0.19
Bladder cancer 0.76 0.34 1.71 0.50
Liver* cancer 1.42 0.92 2.20 0.11
Esophageal cancer 1.43 0.85 2.38 0.17
Hematopoietic cancers 1.05 0.82 1.33 0.57
Hodgkin 1.47 0.71 3.06 0.26
NHL** 0.81 0.56 1.18 0.43
Multiple myeloma 1.68 0.76 3.72 0.21
Leukemias 1.11 0.75 1.62 0.63
Cervical cancer 1.33 0.24 7.32 0.74
Diseases of secondary interest
Pancreatic cancer 1.36 0.91 2.02 0.13
Colorectal cancers 1.13 0.85 1.51 0.35
Colon cancer 1.04 0.75 1.43 0.76
Rectal cancer 1.60 0.83 3.07 0.15
Soft tissue cancers 1.38 0.73 2.64 0.30
Brain cancer 0.93 0.67 1.30 0.84
Laryngeal cancer 0.54 0.20 1.45 0.22
Lung*** cancer 1.16 0.96 1.40 0.10
Oral cancers**** 0.82 0.48 1.41 0.46
Breast (female) cancer 0.93 0.34 2.50 0.88
Prostate cancer 1.23 0.60 2.49 0.57
Liver diseases 0.87 0.71 1.06 0.18
Kidney diseases 1.00 0.63 1.63 0.95
ALS 0.83 0.47 1.48 0.54
Multiple sclerosis 1.21 0.50 2.94 0.65
Smoking-related diseases (not known to be related to solvent exposure)
Stomach cancer 1.15 0.70 1.90 0.58
Cardiovascular disease† 1.04 0.95 1.11 0.31
COPD 1.08 0.70 1.67 0.70
  1. Not evaluated due to small numbers were Parkinson’s disease, male breast cancer, and aplastic anemia.
  2. LCL: lower confidence limit UCL: upper confidence limit.
  3. *Biliary passages, liver and gall bladder ***Trachea, bronchus, and lung.
  4. ****Oral cavity and Pharynx.
  5. †Includes heart diseases and other diseases of the circulatory system.