Table 3

Relative risk of incidence and mortality related to solar UV-B exposure, northern versus southern United States boundary, non-Hispanic whites (95% CI in parentheses): Cancer sites with weaker evidence of an inverse association with UV-B exposure (see notes for Table 2).

Incidence

Mortality


Cancer site

Males

Females

Males

Females


Esophagus (females)

1.08 (0.99–1.19)

1.21 (1.14–1.28)

Small intestine

1.15 (1.03–1.28)

1.20 (1.07–1.35)

1.07 (0.93–1.22)

1.24 (1.08–1.42)

Gallbladder (males)

1.13 (0.94–1.35)

1.58 (1.38–1.82)

Pancreas

1.09 (1.05–1.14)

1.17 (1.13–1.22)

1.06 (1.03–1.09)

1.11 (1.08–1.14)

Breast

1.06 (1.05–1.07)

1.15 (1.13–1.17)

Kidney

1.09 (1.05–1.13)

1.17 (1.11–1.22)

1.12 (1.08–1.17)

1.20 (1.14–1.25)

Thyroid (females)

1.10 (1.05–1.16)

1.30 (1.16–1.47)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

1.08 (1.05–1.12)

1.09 (1.05–1.12)

1.12 (1.08–1.15)

1.15 (1.12–1.18)

Leukemia

1.09 (1.04–1.13)

1.15 (1.10–1.20)

1.07 (1.03–1.10)

1.09 (1.06–1.13)


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