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Table 1 MCM rates by ethnicity and distance from the IP in the Beer-Sheva subdistrict (1995–2000)

From: Major congenital malformations and residential proximity to a regional industrial park including a national toxic waste site: An ecological study

Ethnicity Distance from the IP Number of deliveries Number of MCM MCMrate, (%) RR (95%CI)
Total population of the Beer-Sheva subdistrict1 Up to 20 km 30192 1376 4.6 1.00 (0.93–1.08)
  More than 20 km 31853 1451 4.6  
Total Bedouin population2   28524 1423 5.0 1.22*(1.10–1.30)
Total Jewish population   35326 1458 4.1  
Bedouin population Up to 20 km1 9567 538 5.6 1.17**(1.04–1.29)
  More than 20 km 17152 831 4.8  
Total Jewish population Up to 20 km 20625 838 4.1 0.96 (0.87–1.07)
  More than 20 km 14701 620 4.2  
  1. 1 Not including residents on both sides of the 20 km boundary from the IP
  2. 2 Including residents on both sides of the 20 km boundary from the IP
  3. * p value < 0.001, ** p value < 0.01