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Table 2 Comparison of pleural cancer mortality rates in countries with or without molecular genetic evidence of SV40

From: Mesothelioma mortality in Europe: impact of asbestos consumption and simian virus 40

Category Cut-off level Mean pleural cancer mortality in SV40-nucleic acid positive countries (/100 000/yr) Mean pleural cancer mortality in SV40-nucleic acid negative countries (/100 000/yr) P
Males* 0% 0.97 (n = 9) 0.81 (n = 3) 0.465
Females 0% 0.31 (n = 9) 0.31 (n = 3) 0.956
Males* 10% 1.04 (n = 8) 0.69 (n = 4) 0.082
Females 10% 0.33 (n = 8) 0.28 (n = 4) 0.397
  1. Cut-off level refers to the percentage of SV40-positive human tissue samples of all samples tested in a country. *Asbestos-corrected rates.