Table 9

Ranking of selected regional cancer deaths 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 death (000s)

Proportion of total (%)

site

Number of death (000s)

Proportion death of total (%)

site

Number of death (000s)

Proportion death of total (%)


Both sexes

Cervix uteri

37.3

12.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

207.1

19.5

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

48.3

16.1

Liver

35.3

11.7

Colon and rectum

141.6

13.3

Liver

39.4

13.1

Breast

23.8

7.9

Breast

92.7

8.7

Breast

29.4

9.8

Mouth and oropharynx

21.6

7.2

Prostate

70.1

6.6

Colon and rectum

28.5

9.5

Oesophagus

20.7

6.9

Stomach

66.7

6.3

Mouth and oropharynx

19.4

6.5

Lymphomas and myeloma

19.2

6.4

Lymphomas and myeloma

55.0

5.2

Lymphomas and myeloma

16.2

5.4

Prostate

19.2

6.4

Pancreas

53.6

5.0

Cervix uteri

15.6

5.2

Stomach

17.1

5.7

Liver

38.5

3.6

Leukaemia

15.1

5.0

Colon and rectum

14.3

4.8

Bladder

37.6

3.5

Stomach

13.1

4.3

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

14.0

4.6

Leukaemia

37.2

3.5

Ovary

8.8

2.9

Leukaemia

12.4

4.1

Oesophagus

29.2

2.7

Prostate

8.5

2.8

Ovary

6.9

2.3

Ovary

25.7

2.4

Pancreas

7.0

2.3

Bladder

6.3

2.1

Mouth and oropharynx

24.9

2.3

Bladder

6.2

2.1

Melanoma of the skin

5.3

1.8

Corpus uteri

16.0

1.5

Oesophagus

5.9

2.0

Pancreas

5.3

1.8

Melanoma of the skin

15.5

1.5

Corpus uteri

4.1

1.4

Corpus uteri

1.7

0.6

Cervix uteri

8.3

0.8

Melanoma of the skin

1.8

0.6


Males

Liver

24.9

15.9

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

158.0

26.6

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

40.8

25.2

Prostate

19.2

12.2

Colon and rectum

72.0

12.1

Liver

28.4

17.6

Mouth and oropharynx

14.4

9.2

Prostate

70.1

11.8

Colon and rectum

14.6

9.1

Lymphomas and myeloma

14.0

8.9

Stomach

38.8

6.5

Mouth and oropharynx

13.8

8.5

Oesophagus

13.8

8.8

Lymphomas and myeloma

27.6

4.6

Lymphomas and myeloma

10.0

6.2

Stomach

9.9

6.3

Bladder

27.1

4.6

Prostate

8.5

5.3

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

9.4

6.0

Pancreas

26.7

4.5

Leukaemia

7.8

4.8

Colon and rectum

9.0

5.7

Liver

25.3

4.3

Stomach

7.5

4.6

Leukaemia

7.3

4.7

Oesophagus

21.4

3.6

Bladder

4.7

2.9

Bladder

4.3

2.7

Leukaemia

20.0

3.4

Pancreas

3.6

2.2

Pancreas

2.8

1.8

Mouth and oropharynx

19.2

3.2

Oesophagus

3.6

2.2

Melanoma of the skin

2.3

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

8.3

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

0.7

0.5


Females

Cervix uteri

37.3

25.9

Breast

91.8

19.6

Breast

29.3

21.1

Breast

23.8

16.5

Colon and rectum

69.6

14.9

Cervix uteri

15.6

11.3

Liver

10.3

7.2

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

49.2

10.5

Colon and rectum

13.9

10.0

Stomach

7.2

5.0

Stomach

27.8

6.0

Liver

11.0

7.9

Mouth and oropharynx

7.2

5.0

Lymphomas and myeloma

27.4

5.9

Ovary

8.8

6.3

Ovary

6.9

4.8

Pancreas

26.9

5.8

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

7.5

5.4

Oesophagus

6.8

4.8

Ovary

25.7

5.5

Leukaemia

7.2

5.2

Colon and rectum

5.3

3.7

Leukaemia

17.2

3.7

Lymphomas and myeloma

6.2

4.5

Lymphomas and myeloma

5.3

3.7

Corpus uteri

16.0

3.4

Mouth and oropharynx

5.6

4.0

Leukaemia

5.1

3.5

Liver

13.3

2.8

Stomach

5.6

4.0

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

4.5

3.2

Bladder

10.5

2.2

Corpus uteri

4.1

2.9

Melanoma of the skin

3.0

2.1

Cervix uteri

8.3

1.8

Pancreas

3.4

2.4

Pancreas

2.5

1.8

Oesophagus

7.8

1.7

Oesophagus

2.4

1.7

Bladder

2.0

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

7.2

1.5

Bladder

1.5

1.1

Corpus uteri

1.7

1.2

Mouth and oropharynx

5.7

1.2

Melanoma of the skin

1.0

0.7


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

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