TABLE 3.5SEER Thyroid Cancer Incidence Data

Comparisons of Thyroid Cancer Rates at Ages 25-29 Between Birth Cohorts Born in 1948-1952 (Exposed) and 1959-1963 (Relatively Unexposed)

Birth CohortNumber of 25-29 Year OldsNumber of Thyroid CancersApproximate Rate per 100,000 Person-YearsPercentage Excess in Birth Cohortp-Value for Excess
Far western registries
1948-1952 (Monitored in 1977)
 Males317,724382.3965.60.10
 Females310,4041368.768.10.50
1959-1963 (Monitored in 1988)
 Males387,623281.44
 Females367,6141498.11
Other registries
1948-1952 (Monitored in 1977)
 Males590,102521.769.80.63
 Females601,5062578.559.90.28
1959-1963 (Monitored in 1988)
 Males673,052541.60
 Females683,8962667.78

From: 3, Health Risks of I-131 Exposure

Cover of Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests
Exposure of the American People to Iodine-131 from Nevada Nuclear-Bomb Tests: Review of the National Cancer Institute Report and Public Health Implications.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Thyroid Screening Related to I-131 Exposure; National Research Council (US) Committee on Exposure of the American People to I-131 from the Nevada Atomic Bomb Tests.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1999.
Copyright © 1999, National Academy of Sciences.

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