7.2 International variations in incidence

Considerable variation exists in prostate cancer incidence rates among developed countries. Estimates for 2008 ranged from 105 per 100,000 men in Australia to 23 per 100,000 in Japan (Figure 7.2). The rate in RoI was in the upper third of the range, while that in NI was in the lower third.

Figure 7.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: prostate 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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