Table 1

AAPCs, with 95% CIs, in age-standardised incidence rates per 100 000 age-standardised incidence rate (Australian Standard Population 2001) for people diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma (ICD-10 C45.0) and malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (ICD-10 C.45.1), Australia, 1982–2009, by gender and age group

 Malignant pleural mesothelioma (ICD-10 C.450)Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (ICD-10 C.451)Malignant pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma combined (ICD-10 C.450–C45.1)
ASIR in 1982AAPC95% CIASIR in 1982AAPC95% CIASIR in 1982AAPC95% CI
Gender
 Males2.13.4 +(2.5 to 4.4)0.11.9(0.9 to 2.9)2.23.4 +(2.5 to 4.3)
 Females0.34.9 +(3.6 to 6.2)0.00.34.5 +(3.2 to 5.8)
 Persons1.13.8 +(2.8 to 4.7)0.12.4+(0.9 to 3.9)1.23.6 +(2.8 to 4.4)
Age group (years)
 0–640.51.2 +(0.2 to 2.1)0.00.51.4 +(0.4 to 2.5)
 65–740.33.8 +(2.7 to 5.0)0.00.33.7 +(2.8 to 4.7)
 75+0.27.2 +(5.4 to 9.0)0.00.26.0 +(5.1 to 6.9)
  • Estimates marked with + are where the APC is significantly different from zero at α=0.05. Cells marked with ‘–’ are where data were too sparse to estimate an AAPC.

  • AAPC, average annual percentage change; APC, annual percentage change; ASIR, age-standardised incidence rate; ICD, International Classification of Diseases.