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Table 3 MCM rates by groups of diagnoses, ethnicity, locality type and distance from the IP in the Beer-Sheva sub district over 1995–2000

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

Groups of diagnoses MCM of the central nervous system Chromosomal anomalies Other MCM
Ethnicity & locality type Distance From IP Deliveries Number of MCM Rate (%) RR (95%CI) Number of MCM Rate (%) RR (95%CI) Number of MCM Rate (%) RR (95%CI)
All Bedouin localities ≤ 20 km 9567 43 0.45 1.38 (0.93–2.05) 19 0.20 1.42 (0.78–2.59) 419 4.37 0.92 (0.82–1.03)
  > 20 km 17152 56 0.33   24 0.14   808 4.71  
Bedouin traditional tribal settlements ≤ 20 km 6011 15 0.25 1.21 (0.44–3.32) 13 0.22*   220 3.66* 1.36 (1.04–1.79)
  > 20 km 2418 5 0.21   0 0.00   65 2.68  
  ≤ 20 km 6011 15 0.25 0.75 (0.29–1.93) 13 0.22 0.98 (0.32–2.99) 220 3.66* 1.50 (1.09–2.07)
  ± 20 km 1805 6 0.33   4 0.22   44 2.44  
  ± 20 km 1805 6 0.33 1.61 (0.49–5.26) 4 0.22*   44 2.44 0.91 (0.62–1.32)
  > 20 km 2418 5 0.21   0 0.00   65 2.68  
Bedouin permanent localities < 20 km 3556 28 0.99* 2.27 (1.44–3.60) 6 0.20 1.03 (0.42–2.53) 199 5.13 1.11 (0.95–129)
  > 20 km 14734 51 0.35   24 0.16   743 5.04  
Jewish satellite localities ≤ 20 km 310 0 0.00   1 0.32   23 7.42 1.72 (0.91–3.23)
  > 20 km 347 0 0.00   0 0.00   15 4.32  
Jewish urban localities ≤ 20 km 19899 22 0.11 0.60 (0.33–1.08) 15 0.08 0.56 (0.28–1.14) 762 3.83 0.99 (0.88–1.11)
  > 20 km 11928 22 0.18   16 0.13   461 3.86  
Jewish agricultural localities ≤ 20 km 416 0 0.00   0 0.00   15 3.61 0.87 (0.51–1.49)
  > 20 km 2426 4 0.17   2 0.08   100 4.12  
All Jewish localities ≤ 20 km 20625 22 0.11 0.60 (0.34–1.06) 16 0.08 0.63 (0.32–1.24) 800 3.88 0.99 (0.89–1.10)
  >20 km 14701 26 0.18   8 0.12   576 3.92  
  1. * p value < 0.05, ** p value < 0.01, ± 20 km on both sides of the 20 km boundary