International Scholarly Research Notices / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Population-Based Analysis of Incidence Rates of Cancer and Noncancer Chronic Diseases in the US Elderly Using NLTCS/Medicare-Linked Database

Table 3

Estimates of -statistics for 5-year time trend and male/female differences in the age-adjusted incidence rates of geriatric diseases. Absolute value of -statistics larger than 2 approximately corresponds to significant differences with .

Lung cancerColon cancerBreast cancerProstate cancerMelanomaHeart failureAlzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s diseaseDiabetesAsthma

Time Trend
Males−1.8−0.06−2.21−1.44−3.71.44−0.551.321.05
Female0.88−1.86−0.841.01−2.672.45−0.341.57−1.08
Total−0.63−1.35−0.35−4.392.86−0.622.09−0.33

Male/female differences
19945.421.164.033.05−0.332.190.37−2.44
19992.862.751.881.29−0.911.790.46−0.25
Pooled5.932.664.253.09−0.862.720.64−1.94