13.2 International variations in incidence

Leukaemia rates in RoI were relatively high compared with many other developed countries, while rates in NI were relatively low, especially for men (Figure 13.2). New Zealand, USA, Australia and Canada had the highest male rates, while Poland and Japan had the lowest. New Zealand and Italy had the highest female rates of the disease, while Poland and Japan also had the lowest female rates.

Figure 13.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: leukaemia


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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