Global cancer data by country
donderdag, 20 september 2018 - Categorie: Artikelen
Exploring which countries have the highest cancer rates
On this page you can find age-standardised rates for all cancers (including non-melanoma skin cancer) ordered by the countries with the 50 highest rates.
The age-standardised rate for all cancers (including non-melanoma skin cancer) for men and women combined was 197.9 per 100,000 in 2018. The rate was higher for men (218.6 per 100,000) than women (182.6 per 100,000).
With the burden growing in almost every country, prevention of cancer is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Around 40% of cancer cases could be prevented by reducing exposure to cancer risk factors including diet, nutrition and physical activity – for more information see our Cancer Prevention Recommendations or read our blog.
Reducing the cancer burden requires concerted and integrated action from all sectors of society, including civil society, private sector, and health and other professions. You can read what policy actions different countries are taking to promote healthier diets in our NOURISHING framework and accompanying database.
Age-standardised rates are used in the tables. This is a summary measure of the rate of disease that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardisation is necessary when comparing populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of dying from cancer.
Global cancer rates: both sexes
. The highest cancer rate for men and women together was in Australia, at 468.0 people per 100,000.
. The age-standardised rate was at least 320 per 100,000 for 12 countries: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Hungary, the US, Belgium, France (metropolitan), Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada and New Caledonia (France).
. The countries in the top 12 come from Europe, Oceania, North America and Asia.
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