Table 3

Excess mortality rate ratios (EMRRs) up to 5 years postdiagnosis for adults aged 15–99 years diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma (International Classification of Diseases (ICD) 10 C45.0 and C45.1), Australia, 1999–2009 with vital status follow-up to 2011 (n=6472)

 EMRR
EstimateLower and upper 95% confidence limits
Change over time in excess mortality rate
Per-decade change
 1999 (reference year)1.00
 20090.84+(0.77, 0.92)
Demographic characteristics
Age (years)
 15–54 (reference group)1.00
 55–641.41+(1.26, 1.58)
 65–741.54+(1.38, 1.71)
 75–841.40+(1.14, 1.71)
 85+0.83(0.45, 1.54)
Gender
 Male (reference group)1.00
 Female0.91+(0.85, 0.98)
Follow-up time since diagnosis
 1 year since diagnosis (reference group)1.00
 2 years since diagnosis1.34+(1.24, 1.45)
 3 years since diagnosis1.10(0.99, 1.23)
 4 years since diagnosis0.74+(0.63, 0.88)
 5 years since diagnosis0.48+(0.37, 0.61)
Histological subtype
 Epithelioid subtype (reference group)1.00
 Non-epithelioid subtype1.94+(1.79, 2.10)
 Not otherwise specified subtype1.27+(1.20, 1.36)
  • Lower and upper 95% confidence limits presented. Estimates where p values are 0.01 or below are noted with the symbol (+).