Table 17

Ranking of the selected regional cancer incidence by site, 2000

WHO sub region


AfrE (high child and adult mortality)

EurA (very low child and adult mortality)

SearB (low child and adult mortality)




site

Number of Proportion

site

Number of Proportion

site

Number of Proportion

(000s)

(%)

(000s)

(%)

(000s)

(%)


Both sexes

Cervix uteri

67.9

16.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

264.7

15.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

53.9

12.3

Liver

39.8

9.6

Colon and rectum

227.3

13.2

Liver

51.4

11.7

Breast

34.7

8.3

Breast

221.8

12.9

Breast

44.3

10.1

Mouth and oropharynx

28.2

6.8

Prostate

139.1

8.1

Colon and rectum

40.3

9.2

Oesophagus

27.9

6.7

Stomach

86.5

5.0

Mouth and oropharynx

32.8

7.5

Lymphomas and myeloma

26.6

6.4

Lymphomas and myeloma

80.2

4.7

Lymphomas and myeloma

25.4

5.8

Prostate

21.2

5.1

Pancreas

79.6

4.6

Cervix uteri

22.9

5.2

Stomach

20.3

4.9

Liver

68.3

4.0

Leukaemia

21.5

4.9

Colon and rectum

19.4

4.7

Bladder

55.5

3.2

Stomach

19.9

4.5

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

16.2

3.9

Leukaemia

49.1

2.8

Ovary

18.1

4.1

Leukaemia

14.8

3.6

Oesophagus

48.6

2.8

Prostate

15.3

3.5

Ovary

12.2

2.9

Ovary

40.1

2.3

Pancreas

13.4

3.1

Bladder

10.7

2.6

Mouth and oropharynx

39.4

2.3

Bladder

10.1

2.3

Melanoma of the skin

7.7

1.8

Corpus uteri

38.6

2.2

Oesophagus

7.2

1.7

Pancreas

6.0

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

31.2

1.8

Corpus uteri

6.2

1.4

Corpus uteri

5.4

1.3

Cervix uteri

18.8

1.1

Melanoma of the skin

3.1

0.7


Males

Liver

28.2

14.8

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

172.0

19.6

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

43.1

22.0

Prostate

23.6

12.4

Colon and rectum

139.1

15.9

Liver

28.6

14.6

Mouth and oropharynx

18.6

9.8

Prostate

133.8

15.3

Colon and rectum

21.4

11.0

Lymphomas and myeloma

16.5

8.7

Stomach

65.1

7.4

Mouth and oropharynx

16.0

8.2

Oesophagus

14.1

7.4

Lymphomas and myeloma

45.6

5.2

Lymphomas and myeloma

13.4

6.9

Stomach

12.0

6.3

Bladder

39.3

4.5

Prostate

13.3

6.8

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

10.9

5.8

Pancreas

28.7

3.3

Leukaemia

10.7

5.5

Colon and rectum

9.8

5.2

Liver

27.4

3.1

Stomach

8.6

4.4

Leukaemia

9.2

4.9

Oesophagus

26.1

3.0

Bladder

7.7

3.9

Bladder

7.3

3.8

Leukaemia

25.6

2.9

Pancreas

3.8

1.9

Pancreas

3.4

1.8

Mouth and oropharynx

22.8

2.6

Oesophagus

3.7

1.9

Melanoma of the skin

2.8

1.5

Melanoma of the skin

22.6

2.6

Melanoma of the skin

1.2

0.6


Females

Cervix uteri

67.9

30.2

Breast

221.8

26.2

Breast

53.9

22.3

Breast

39.8

17.7

Colon and rectum

131.0

15.4

Cervix uteri

32.8

13.6

Liver

12.2

5.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

68.3

8.1

Colon and rectum

22.8

9.4

Stomach

11.4

5.1

Stomach

55.3

6.5

Liver

19.9

8.2

Mouth and oropharynx

11.1

4.9

Lymphomas and myeloma

40.9

4.8

Ovary

18.1

7.5

Ovary

8.4

3.7

Pancreas

39.4

4.6

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

11.7

4.8

Oesophagus

8.2

3.7

Ovary

33.9

4.0

Leukaemia

10.8

4.5

Colon and rectum

8.0

3.6

Leukaemia

28.1

3.3

Lymphomas and myeloma

9.6

4.0

Lymphomas and myeloma

7.2

3.2

Corpus uteri

26.5

3.1

Mouth and oropharynx

9.4

3.9

Leukaemia

7.0

3.1

Liver

23.0

2.7

Stomach

8.3

3.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

6.0

2.7

Bladder

21.4

2.5

Corpus uteri

6.7

2.8

Melanoma of the skin

5.0

2.2

Cervix uteri

18.8

2.2

Pancreas

3.6

1.5

Pancreas

4.3

1.9

Oesophagus

14.0

1.7

Oesophagus

2.5

1.0

Bladder

3.4

1.5

Melanoma of the skin

9.9

1.2

Bladder

2.4

1.0

Corpus uteri

2.6

1.2

Mouth and oropharynx

8.4

1.0

Melanoma of the skin

1.9

0.8


Shibuya et al. BMC Cancer 2002 2:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-2-37

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