20.2 International variations in incidence

Cervical cancer incidence rates in 2008 were highest in the Czech Republic and Russia and lowest in Australia and New Zealand (Figure 20.2). Rates of the disease in RoI were slightly higher than the median, while in NI the rates was close to 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 20.2: Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: cervical 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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