TABLE D-9 A Disease That Contributes 3 Percent to the Total Number of Deaths: Estimated Number of Deaths and Power to Detect Various Relative Risks with an Additional 10 Years of Follow-Up

 

Ranch Hand Cohort

Comparison Cohort

Estimated* number of deaths in cohort by 2015

15

21

Power to detect relative risks of:

 

 

1.2

18.4

22.2

1.5

54.0

66.3

2.0

94.2

98.5

*The estimated number of deaths from ailment before 2005 plus estimated number of deaths between 2005–2015.

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