6.2 International variations in incidence

Incidence rates for lung cancer varied considerably among developed countries, particularly among men (Figure 6.2). Poland demonstrated the highest male rates, while USA, Denmark and Canada had the highest female rates. Rates were lowest among men in Sweden, and in Portugal and Russia among women. Lung cancer risk in both RoI and NI was close to the median compared to other developed countries for men, but was slightly above the median for women.

Figure 6.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: lung 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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