Table 2

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 deaths (000s)

Proportion of total (%)

Number of deaths (000s)

Proportion of total (%)

Number of deaths (000s)

Proportion of total (%)


Both sexes

Cervix uteri

36.8

12.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

207.2

19.5

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

48.3

16.6

Liver

33.3

11.2

Colon and rectum

141.8

13.3

Liver

36.5

12.5

Breast

23.0

7.8

Breast

92.7

8.7

Breast

29.1

10.0

Mouth and oropharynx

21.4

7.2

Prostate

70.2

6.6

Colon and rectum

27.6

9.5

Oesophagus

20.6

7.0

Stomach

66.8

6.3

Mouth and oropharynx

18.6

6.4

Prostate

19.2

6.5

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

55.0

5.2

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

15.8

5.4

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

18.8

6.4

Pancreas

53.6

5.0

Cervix uteri

15.4

5.3

Stomach

17.0

5.7

Liver

38.6

3.6

Leukaemia

14.7

5.1

Colon and rectum

14.1

4.8

Bladder

37.6

3.5

Stomach

12.5

4.3

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

14.0

4.7

Leukaemia

37.3

3.5

Ovary

8.7

3.0

Leukaemia

11.8

4.0

Oesophagus

29.2

2.7

Prostate

8.1

2.8

Ovary

6.7

2.3

Ovary

25.7

2.4

Pancreas

6.8

2.3

Bladder

6.3

2.1

Mouth and oropharynx

24.9

2.3

Bladder

5.8

2.0

Melanoma of the skin

5.3

1.8

Corpus uteri

16.0

1.5

Oesophagus

5.6

1.9

Pancreas

5.2

1.8

Melanoma of the skin

15.5

1.5

Corpus uteri

4.0

1.4

Corpus uteri

1.7

0.6

Cervix uteri

8.3

0.8

Melanoma of the skin

1.7

0.6


Males

Liver

23.5

15.2

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

158.0

26.6

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

40.8

26.4

Prostate

19.2

12.5

Colon and rectum

72.1

12.1

Liver

25.9

16.7

Mouth and oropharynx

14.3

9.3

Prostate

70.2

11.8

Colon and rectum

13.9

9.0

Oesophagus

13.8

8.9

Stomach

38.9

6.5

Mouth and oropharynx

13.1

8.4

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

13.7

8.9

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

27.6

4.6

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

9.6

6.2

Stomach

9.8

6.3

Bladder

27.1

4.6

Prostate

8.1

5.3

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

9.4

6.1

Pancreas

26.7

4.5

Leukaemia

7.6

4.9

Colon and rectum

8.8

5.7

Liver

25.3

4.3

Stomach

7.1

4.6

Leukaemia

6.9

4.5

Oesophagus

21.4

3.6

Bladder

4.4

2.8

Bladder

4.3

2.8

Leukaemia

20.0

3.4

Pancreas

3.5

2.3

Pancreas

2.7

1.8

Mouth and oropharynx

19.2

3.2

Oesophagus

3.3

2.1

Melanoma of the skin

2.2

1.5

Melanoma of the skin

8.3

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

0.7

0.5


Females

Cervix uteri

36.8

26.0

Breast

91.8

19.6

Breast

29.0

21.2

Breast

23.0

16.3

Colon and rectum

69.7

14.9

Cervix uteri

15.4

11.2

Liver

9.8

6.9

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

49.2

10.5

Colon and rectum

13.6

10.0

Stomach

7.2

5.1

Stomach

27.9

6.0

Liver

10.6

7.8

Mouth and oropharynx

7.1

5.0

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

27.4

5.9

Ovary

8.7

6.3

Oesophagus

6.8

4.8

Pancreas

26.9

5.8

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

7.5

5.5

Ovary

6.7

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 multiple myeloma

6.1

4.5

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

5.2

3.7

Corpus uteri

16.0

3.4

Mouth and oropharynx

5.5

4.0

Leukaemia

4.9

3.5

Liver

13.3

2.8

Stomach

5.5

4.0

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

4.5

3.2

Bladder

10.5

2.2

Corpus uteri

4.0

2.9

Melanoma of the skin

3.0

2.1

Cervix uteri

8.3

1.8

Pancreas

3.3

2.4

Pancreas

2.5

1.8

Oesophagus

7.8

1.7

Oesophagus

2.3

1.7

Bladder

2.0

1.4

Melanoma of the skin

7.2

1.5

Bladder

1.4

1.0

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 2003 3:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-3-20

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