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Table 1.

SIR of cancer for the offspring of women who experienced death of father or mother during pregnancy

Cancer siteAge at cancer diagnosis
Any age
<15 y
nSIR* (95% CI)nSIR* (95% CI)
Leukemia 44 1.49 (1.11-2.01) 32 1.51 (1.07-2.14) 
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia 31 1.69 (1.19-2.42) 25 1.58 (1.06-2.34) 
Nervous system 34 0.97 (0.70-1.36) 15 0.82 (0.49-1.36) 
    Brain 30 1.04 (0.73-1.49) 14 0.93 (0.55-1.57) 
Melanoma 23 0.91 (0.60-1.37)   
Hodgkin's disease 20 1.71 (1.10-2.66) 1.39 (0.35-5.61) 
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 15 1.33 (0.80-2.21) 1.26 (0.56-2.81) 
Testis 13 1.80 (1.04-3.10)   
    Embryonal carcinoma 3.54 (1.32-9.48)   
    Seminoma 0.48 (0.15-1.48)   
    Teratoma 0.94 (0.30-2.93)   
Breast 12 0.77 (0.44-1.36)   
Colon 10 1.12 (0.60-2.10) 3.95 (1.46-10.7) 
    Appendix (carcinoid) 1.34 (0.63-2.82) 4.13 (1.52-11.2) 
Cancer siteAge at cancer diagnosis
Any age
<15 y
nSIR* (95% CI)nSIR* (95% CI)
Leukemia 44 1.49 (1.11-2.01) 32 1.51 (1.07-2.14) 
    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia 31 1.69 (1.19-2.42) 25 1.58 (1.06-2.34) 
Nervous system 34 0.97 (0.70-1.36) 15 0.82 (0.49-1.36) 
    Brain 30 1.04 (0.73-1.49) 14 0.93 (0.55-1.57) 
Melanoma 23 0.91 (0.60-1.37)   
Hodgkin's disease 20 1.71 (1.10-2.66) 1.39 (0.35-5.61) 
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma 15 1.33 (0.80-2.21) 1.26 (0.56-2.81) 
Testis 13 1.80 (1.04-3.10)   
    Embryonal carcinoma 3.54 (1.32-9.48)   
    Seminoma 0.48 (0.15-1.48)   
    Teratoma 0.94 (0.30-2.93)   
Breast 12 0.77 (0.44-1.36)   
Colon 10 1.12 (0.60-2.10) 3.95 (1.46-10.7) 
    Appendix (carcinoid) 1.34 (0.63-2.82) 4.13 (1.52-11.2) 

Abbreviation: 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

*

Adjusted for age, sex, period, socioeconomic index, region, and age of the mother at delivery.

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