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Table 3 Average excess mortality rates of cancers among people in study and control areas in S County and Y District compared to the rural national level (1/100,000), July 2002-June 2005

From: Epidemiologic application of verbal autopsy to investigate the high occurrence of cancer along Huai River Basin, China

  Group Total cancer Esophageal cancer Stomach cancer Liver cancer Colorectal cancer Lung cancer
S County Study area 184.0 57.5 28.0 28.6 4.0 49.2
  Control area -61.9 -4.8 -23.4 -15.4 -2.9 -2.8
Y District Study area 138.8 14.4 25.2 33.8 7.8 33.0
  Control area -48.2 -3.4 -16.0 -15.4 -1.3 -8.5