18.2 International variations in incidence

Denmark, Norway and Sweden had the highest rates of brain and CNS cancer in 2008 for both men and women, in a comparison of developed countries (Figure 18.2). Japan, Russia and Austria had the lowest rates of the disease. Both RoI and NI had slightly higher than median rates for men, as did RoI for women.

Figure 18.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: brain and other central nervous system cancers


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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