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Table 5 Determinants of occupational cancer costs in Nova Scotia – cost estimate 8

From: Costs of productivity loss due to occupational cancer in Canada: estimation using claims data from Workers’ Compensation Boards

  Unadjusted Adjusted full model Adjusted parsimonious model
Age at biopsy
 <=50 1 1 1
 51–64 4.13% −21.69% −21.11%
 65+ −67.08%* −81.83%*** −79.81%***
Industry
 Government 1 1 1
 Construction 173.74% 173.22% 163.21%
 Manufacturing −0.32% 6.30% 55.19%
 Other −71.96%* −61.38% −64.75%
Cancer type
 Occupational 1 1 1
 Asbestos 362.61%*** 1308.63%*** 555.68%***
 Fire Fighter 94.57% 165.25% 140.73%
 Missing 513.98% 619.51% 759.43%
Injury type
 Asbestosis 1 1  
 Leukemias 158.78% 377.98%  
 Lymphosarcoma and Reticulosarcoma −30.25% 96.03%  
 Neoplasms and Tumors 5.13% 84.67%  
 Mesothelioma 82.63% 13.10%  
 Other 201.89% 620.30%**  
 Unknown −46.15% 72.77%  
Region
 Halifax, East shore, West Hants 1 1  
 Annapolis Valley, South Shore, South West 114.26% 26.59%  
 Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland, Pictou −59.90% −2.97%  
 Cape Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish −36.17% 16.88%  
 Other −98.58%* −98.92%**  
 Missing −73.96%** −50.63%  
Body part affected
 Abdomen/Digestive 1 1  
 Urinary System 126.23% 126.42%  
 Body Systems 185.17% 26.36%  
 Respiratory System 8.94% 2.99%  
 Circulatory System −31.00% −52.84%  
 Head and Neck −73.36% −74.76%  
 Pelvic Region −37.69% −3.41%  
 Other −38.65% −69.28%  
 Missing −63.66% −81.03%  
  1. Unadjusted and adjusted linear regression models were log transformed. Values shown are exponentiated to estimate the geometric mean, expressed as a percentage of change in total cost compared to the referent
  2. Estimates are adjusted for the national (1957–1978) and Nova Scotia (1979–2015) Consumer Price Index for Health and Personal Care
  3. Inflation was determined using year of biopsy
  4. ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *P < 0.1
  5. N = 304
  6. Total cost: $40 500 000
  7. The bold-face entries are highlighting those results that are statistically significant