Table 1

Number of deaths of selected cancers by sex according to 1970-74 and 2006-08 periods among elderly (65-84 years) population; Italy 1970-2008
Cause of death or groups of diseases Period
1970-74 2006-08
Mean number of deaths per year in 65-84 age group % on all: deaths+, cancers° Mean number of deaths per year in 65-84 age group % on all: deaths+, cancers°
Men
 All causes of death 146502 - 158647 -
 All cancers, benign and malignant 31435 21.5+ 63160 39.8+
  Lip, oral cavity and pharynx 1010 3.2° 1001 1.6°
  Esophagus 887 2.8° 783 1.2°
  Stomach 6052 19.3° 3981 6.3°
  Intestines, mainly colon & rectum 3400 10.8° 6498 10.3°
  Liver 541 1.7° 1757 2.8°
  Pancreas 934 3.0° 3030 4.8°
  Larynx 1045 3.3° 944 1.5°
  Lung 6551 20.8° 17639 27.9°
  Cutaneous melanoma 54 0.2° 477 0.8°
  Prostate 2898 9.2° 4824 7.6°
  Bladder 1499 4.8° 2924 4.6°
  Kidney 366 1.2° 1539 2.4°
  Leukemia 787 2.5° 2015 3.2°
  Hodgkin lymphoma 159 0.5° 113 0.2°
  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 293 0.9° 1497 2.4°
Women
 All causes of death 142098 - 127897 -
 All cancers, benign and malignant 23911 16.8+ 41839 32.7+
  Lip, oral cavity and pharynx 214 0.9° 384 0.9°
  Esophagus 253 1.1° 245 0.6°
  Stomach 4694 19.6° 2434 5.8°
  Intestines, mainly colon and rectum 3478 14.5° 4935 11.8°
  Liver 495 2.1° 448 1.9°
  Pancreas 856 3.6° 3138 7.5°
  Larynx 65 0.3° 79 0.2°
  Lung 1144 4.8° 4465 10.7°
  Cutaneous melanoma 54 0.2° 321 0.8°
  Breast 2842 11.9° 5781 13.8°
  Ovary 558 2.3° 1764 4.2°
  Bladder 415 1.7° 638 1.5°
  Kidney 255 1.1° 762 1.8°
  Leukemia 634 2.7° 1487 3.6°
  Hodgkin lymphoma 125 0.5° 97 0.2°
  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 237 1.0° 1384 3.3°

Bidoli et al.

Bidoli et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:443   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-443

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