Table 4

Estimates (with 95% confidence intervals) of marital differentials in excess

WomenMen
Marital statusNumber of deathsEstimatesNumber of deathsEstimates
†The models also included age, period, subsite, stage, and histological type/grade (the latter three, when relevant, only in the excess mortality term). The subsite and histological control variables were as defined in table 2. *Significant at the 0.05 level.
Stomach
    never married9911.09*(1.02 to 1.18)12851.14* (1.07 to 1.21)
    married†3734189641
    divorced/separated2260.98 (0.85 to 1.13)3361.15* (1.02 to 1.29)
    widowed16241.01 (0.95 to 1.08)8731.10* (1.01 to 1.18)
Colon/rectum
    never married13411.17* (1.09 to 1.25)11301.27* (1.18 to 1.36)
    married†5434183911
    divorced/separated3560.96 (0.85 to 1.08)3431.00 (0.87 to 1.14)
    widowed20151.01 (0.95 to 1.07)7371.06 (0.96 to 1.16)
Pancreas
    never married4011.16* (1.04.1.30)4751.05 (0.95 to 1.15)
    married†2033135161
    divorced/separated1621.18* (1.00 to 1.39)1921.33* (1.14 to 1.54)
    widowed8250.95 (0.87 to 1.04)2921.08 (0.95 to 1.23)
Lung
    never married4021.14* (1.02 to 1.27)14731.24* (1.17 to 1.31)
    married†2373112562
    divorced/separated3611.17* (1.05 to 1.31)9201.18* (1.10 to 1.26)
    widowed8081.19* (1.09 to 1.30)9271.13* (1.05 to 1.21)
Breast
    never married19071.11* (1.05 to 1.18)
    married†71611
    divorced/separated4431.06 (0.94 to 1.18)
    widowed19281.06 (0.99 to 1.13)
Cervix
    never married3411.27* (1.12 to 1.44)
    married†20931
    divorced/separated3691.26* (1.12 to 1.43)
    widowed5601.04 (0.92 to 1.16)
Corpus uteri
    never married4441.04 (0.92 to 1.19)
    married†13871
    divorced/separated740.90 (0.68 to 1.21)
    widowed4630.99 (0.86 to 1.13)
Ovaries
    never married9831.09* (1.01 to 1.18)
    married†41781
    divorced/separated2531.03 (0.90 to 1.18)
    widowed9621.01 (0.93 to 1.09)
Prostate
    never married13171.14* (1.06 to 1.24)
    married†104641
    divorced/separated4301.23* (1.07 to 1.41)
    widowed11511.00 (0.91 to 1.10)
Bladder
    never married2370.89 (0.75 to 1.05)4891.53* (1.36 to 1.72)
    married†789134491
    divorced/separated881.09 (0.85 to 1.41)1531.18 (0.94 to 1.48)
    widowed4151.04 (0.90 to 1.20)3271.31* (1.12 to 1.53)
Malignant melanoma
    never married1270.97 (0.76 to 1.24)1781.65* (1.37 to 1.98)
    married†667113121
    divorced/separated400.74 (0.47 to 1.16)541.09 (0.77 to 1.53)
    widowed1410.79 (0.60 to 1.03)541.22 (0.83 to 1.80)
Leukaemia
    never married4521.05 (0.94 to 1.18)4541.11 (0.99 to 1.27)
    married†2144136981
    divorced/separated1000.90 (0.72 to 1.12)1141.07 (0.86 to 1.32)
    widowed7161.09 (0.99 to 1.20)2961.07 (0.93 to 1.23)
All sites above
    never married75011.14* (1.11 to 1.17)69271.20* (1.17 to 1.24)
    married†316931519461
    divorced/separated24221.07* (1.03 to 1.12)25921.19* (1.14 to 1.24)
    widowed100141.06* (1.03 to 1.09)44841.09* (1.05 to 1.13)