20.5 Mapping and geographical variation

The areas of highest relative risk of cervical cancer were concentrated around Dublin, southwards along the east coast to Wexford, and westwards into the midlands (Map 20.1).

Areas around Cork, Waterford, Tipperary South, Belfast, Sligo and west Galway also had higher relative risk. Lower relative risk was observed in the south-west, Mayo and most of Northern Ireland and Donegal.

Map 20.1 Cancer of the cervix uteri, smoothed relative risks

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