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Table 2 Number of radon-attributable lung cancer deaths per year according to smoking status and gender

From: Attributable risk of lung cancer deaths due to indoor radon exposure

Country (reference) Mean indoor radon (Bq/m3) Model used in risk estimation Ever-smokers Never-smokers Ever- and never-smokers
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
United States
 ([2], 1999) 46 BEIR VI, EAC 11300 7600 18900 1200 1700 2900 12500 9300 21800
   BEIR VI, EAD 7900 5400 13300 900 1200 2100 8800 6600 15400
Netherlands
 ([18], 2001) 23 Two-mutation carcinogenesis model - - - - - - 90 60 150
Sweden
 ([18], 2001) 110 Two-mutation carcinogenesis model - - - - - - 242 178 420
Canada
 ([15], 2005) 28 BEIR VI, EAC - - - - - - - - 1400
 ([1], 2012) 42 EPA model 1639 1198 2837 166 258 424 1805 1456 3261
 ([17], 2013) 43 BEIR VI, EAC - - 708 - - 139 - - 847
France
 ([16], 2006) 89 BEIR VI, EAC - - 2578 - - 759 - - 3337
   BEIR VI, EAD - - 1819 - - 541 - - 2361
   European pooling study - - - - - - - - 1234
Germany
 ([14], 2008) 49 European pooling study 1390 347 1737 32 127 159 1422 474 1896
Switzerland
 ([14], 2008) 78 European pooling study 164 54 218 5 8 13 169 62 231
United Kingdom
 ([20], 2009) 21 BEIR VI, EAC - - - - - - 1156 888 2044
   European pooling study - - - - - - 637 473 1100
Portugal
 ([21], 2012) 81 BEIR VI, EAC 1627 308 1935 143 60 203 1769 369 2138
   BEIR VI, EAD 1183 226 1409 111 46 157 1294 271 1565
South Korea
 ([19], 2015) 62 BEIR VI, EAC - - - - - - 26782 13695 40477
   BEIR VI, EAD - - - - - - 18614 9947 28561
   European pooling study - - - - - - 11906 4271 16177
  1. The values not presented in papers were left blank
  2. EAC exposure-age-concentration model, EAD exposure-age-duration model, EPA Environmental Protection Agency