19.2 International variations in incidence

Rates of uterine cancer varied considerably among developed countries, with rates highest in the Czech Republic and Norway and lowest in Japan and Portugal (Figure 19.2). In RoI the incidence rate of the disease was low compared to other countries, while in NI the rate was slightly higher than the median. Variation between countries in the percentage of cases assigned to “uterus, part unspecified” (which are not included in the data below) may account for some of the international variation.

Figure 19.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: uterine 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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