10.2 International variations in incidence

For both men and women Australia and New Zealand had the highest incidence rates of melanoma, while Japan had the lowest (Figure 10.2). Both RoI and NI had moderate rates of melanoma compared to other developed countries. Rates in both parts of Ireland were lower than in the UK.

Figure 10.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: malignant melanoma of skin


Source: GLOBOCAN 2008 (Ferlay et al., 2008) (excluding RoI and NI data, which is derived from Cancer Registry data for 2005-2007).

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