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Table 4 Camp Lejeune vs Camp Pendleton: Hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals, adjusted by sex, race, occupation (blue collar vs white collar) and education, 10-year lag

From: Mortality study of civilian employees 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 CL # CP #
All Cancers 1.12 0.92 1.36 0.27 197 234
Diseases of Primary Interest   
Kidney Cancer 1.92 0.58 6.34 0.28 7 5
Bladder Cancer 0.65 0.12 3.65 0.62 2 4
Liver* Cancer 0.62 0.16 2.45 0.49 8 10
Esophageal Cancer 0.58 0.15 2.22 0.43 3 8
Hematopoietic Cancers 1.40 0.76 2.59 0.28 22 23
 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.83 0.26 2.67 0.76 5 8
 Multiple Myeloma 1.84 0.45 7.58 0.40 6 3
 Leukemias 1.59 0.66 3.84 0.30 10 12
Diseases of Secondary Interest   
Pancreatic Cancer 0.54 0.24 1.20 0.13 9 21
Colorectal Cancers 1.14 0.54 2.39 0.73 14 16
 Colon Cancer 1.01 0.43 2.38 0.98 10 13
 Rectal Cancer 1.65 0.36 7.44 0.52 4 3
Brain Cancer 0.65 0.21 2.04 0.46 5 8
Lung** Cancer 1.25 0.89 1.75 0.19 69 74
Oral Cancers*** 1.93 0.34 10.81 0.46 4 2
Breast (female) Cancer 1.21 0.58 2.51 0.61 18 14
Prostate Cancer 1.17 0.49 2.82 0.72 10 12
Liver Diseases 0.87 0.34 2.25 0.78 8 10
Kidney Diseases 1.23 0.39 3.87 0.72 6 7
Parkinson’s Disease 3.13 0.76 12.86 0.11 5 4
Smoking-related Diseases (not known to be related to solvent exposure)   
Stomach Cancer 0.71 0.17 2.96 0.64 3 6
Cardiovascular Disease† 0.93 0.77 1.13 0.46 185 288
COPD 1.21 0.78 1.88 0.40 38 46
  1. Diseases not evaluated due to small numbers include: laryngeal cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer, soft tissue cancers, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and aplastic anemia.
  2. CL #: number of deaths in the Camp Lejeune cohort.
  3. CP #: number of deaths in the Camp Pendleton cohort.
  4. LCL: lower confidence limit UCL: upper confidence limit.
  5. *Biliary passages, liver and gall bladder **Trachea, bronchus, and lung.
  6. ***Buccal cavity and Pharynx.
  7. †Includes heart diseases and other diseases of the circulatory system.