17.2 International variations in incidence

In 2008, estimated rates of ovarian cancer were high in the UK, RoI and NI and also in Poland and the Czech Republic (Figure 17.2). Rates of the disease were lowest in Portugal, followed by Japan, Australia and Canada. Differences in the coding of borderline ovarian cancers by cancer registries may account for some of the international differences in incidence rate.

Figure 17.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: ovarian 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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