16.2 International variations in incidence

Among developed countries, only the UK had higher rates of oesophageal cancer in women than NI and RoI (Figure 16.2). Among men, NI and RoI also had relatively high rates of the disease, with only UK, Netherlands and Japan having higher rates. The lowest rates were in Sweden and Italy for men and in Austria and Portugal for women.

Figure 16.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: oesophageal cancer


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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