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Table 1 Example of calculating population attributable fraction, alcohol for mouth and oropharynx cancer

From: Decomposing Indigenous life expectancy gap by risk factors: a life table analysis

Indigenous status Sex Age group Prevalence PAF*
    Low Hazardous Harmful  
Indigenous male 0-14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Indigenous male 15-19 0.26 0.05 0.08 0.34
Indigenous male 20-24 0.43 0.08 0.14 0.46
Indigenous male 25-34 0.43 0.19 0.13 0.48
Indigenous male 35-44 0.46 0.10 0.12 0.45
Indigenous male >=45 0.12 0.15 0.25 0.56
Indigenous female 0-14 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Indigenous female 15-19 0.08 0.11 0.06 0.28
Indigenous female 20-24 0.14 0.18 0.10 0.39
Indigenous female 25-34 0.13 0.08 0.14 0.43
Indigenous female 35-44 0.07 0.05 0.34 0.61
Indigenous female >=45 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.57
  1. * Relative risks of mouth and oropharynx cancers for low, hazardous, and harmful drinkers are 1.45, 1.85 and 5.39 respectively[17].