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Findings from the Indian River Community-Level Survey (IRCLS)

Findings from the Indian River Community-Level Survey (IRCLS)

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Sussex County citizens have suggested that residential proximity to the Indian River Power
Plant (IRPP) may be contributing to the elevated lung cancer rate in the Indian River area. Indeed, results from a 2007 study by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) found that the 2000-04 lung cancer incidence rate for the six zip code region defined as Indian River was significantly elevated compared to rates for Sussex County, Delaware, and the U.S.
Sussex County citizens have suggested that residential proximity to the Indian River Power
Plant (IRPP) may be contributing to the elevated lung cancer rate in the Indian River area. Indeed, results from a 2007 study by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) found that the 2000-04 lung cancer incidence rate for the six zip code region defined as Indian River was significantly elevated compared to rates for Sussex County, Delaware, and the U.S.

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Lung Cancer in Sussex County, Delaware:Findings from the Indian River Community-Level Survey (IRCLS)
November 2009
 
 
Document Control Number 35-05-20/09/10/11B
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Table of Contents
 Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………... iii Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Methods……………………………………………………………………………………... 3A. Defining the Indian River AreaB. DCR Surveillance DataC. Calculating Age-Adjusted Lung Cancer Incidence RatesD. Calculating and Interpreting Confidence IntervalsE. IRCLS Recruitment ProtocolF. IRCLS Data Analysis StrategyG. Calculating and Interpreting Odds RatiosResults………………………………………………………………………………………. 9A. Lung Cancer in Sussex County, Delaware: 2000-07B. Indian River Lung Cancer Incidence RatesC. Indian River Lung Cancer Incidence Rates, by SexD. IRCLS Participant DemographicsE. Risk Factor Prevalence Rates: Lung Cancer vs. Cancer-FreeF. Risk Factor Odds RatiosG. Risk Factor Prevalence: Indian River vs. Non-Indian RiverDiscussion…………………………………………………………………………………... 23A. DCR Surveillance Data SummaryB. IRCLS Data SummaryC. Strengths of the IRCLSD. Limitations of the IRCLSE. Moving ForwardReferences………………………………………………………………………………….. 27 Appendix A………………………………………………………………………………….. 29
 
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