Table 2

The time trend of Cost of illness (COI) of stomach cancer
Item 1996 2002 2008
Population (thousand person) 125,865 127,433 127,690
  [% of 65 years or older] 15.1% 18.5% 22.1%
Number of stomach cancer deaths (person) 50,161 49,211 50,156
  [% of 65 years or older] 70.1% 76.2% 80.7%
Average age of death (year) 70.2 72.2 74.4
Crude morbidity rate (per 100 thousand) male 109.3 115.1 NA
female 52.5 53.9 NA
Crude mortality rate (per 100 thousand) male 53.0 51.6 53.7
female 28.0 27.1 26.6
Fatality rate male 0.48 0.45 NA
female 0.53 0.50 NA
Direct cost (billion yen) 235.5 251.9 253.7
Morbidity cost (billion yen) 85.6 63.8 54.0
Mortality cost (billion yen) 972.3 918.7 806.4
  [% of 65 years or older] 24.9% 37.7% 42.0%
Mortality cost per person (million yen) 19.4 18.7 16.1
COI (billion yen) 1,293.5 1,234.4 1,114.2

Source of population:Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications “Population Estimates”.

Source of the number of stomach cancer deaths: “Vital Statistics”.

Average age of death: Calculated according to the number of deaths, sex and age (5 years old age-grade), cause of death in “Vital Statistics”.

Source of crude morbidity rate and crude mortality rate:Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Japan.

Fatality rate:We calculated by dividing the crude mortality rate by crude morbidity rate.

NA: not available

Haga et al.

Haga et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:283   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-283

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