ORNL-6785 Oak Ridge Mortality Study
For Details See Traditional SMR Analyses
- Overall death rates (see Fig. 1 ) were in close agreement with national death rates.
- The cancer death rate ( for all cancer causes as a group) was
in close agreement with national death rates.
- The death rates for diseases of the digestive system (both
malignant and non-malignant) and diseases of the circulatory system
were substantially lower than the national rates.
- Among white males, substantial elevations in lung cancer deaths
(18% increase), nonmalignant respiratory disease deaths (12% increase) and
deaths caused by external sources such as automobile accidents,
homicide, drowning, etc. (5% increase) were observed.
- Among white males, substantial decreases in deaths were observed
in 13 other disease-specific categories for this group.
- Among non-white males, a significant elevation in deaths due to cancer of
the large intestine (73% increase, based on 23 deaths) was observed.
- Among white and non-white females, no elevations were observed
and many decreases were noted.
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