Table 3

Age and sex adjusted prevalence ratios (PR), 95% CIs and p values of place of death from all cancers in Scotland by ethnic group, May 2001–December 2009

Death in hospital vs elsewhere*Death in home vs elsewhere*Death in hospice vs elsewhere*
Ethnic groupPR (95% CI)p Value†PR (95% CI)P-Value†PR (95% CI)p Value†
White Scottish (reference)1.01.01.0
White Irish0.93 (0.87 to 0.99)0.03181.15 (1.10 to 1.22)<0.0010.94 (0.82 to 1.07)0.3508
Other White British0.98 (0.95 to 1.01)0.12091.07 (1.02 to 1.12)0.00300.94 (0.89 to 1.00)0.0569
South Asian‡, African Origin§, Chinese and Other non-White¶1.03 (0.90 to 1.18)0.64720.85 (0.74 to 0.97)0.01731.15 (0.89 to 1.49)0.2870
  • *All other places of cancer death combined.

  • †When looking at p values, consider the corrected level of significance to account for multiple testing: 0.0167 derived from significance level of 0.05 divided by the number of comparisons, in this case, 3.

  • ‡South Asian, including Pakistani, Indian and Other South Asian.

  • §Scottish Black African, Caribbean and Other Black.

  • ¶Other ethnic group and mixed.