8.2 International variations in incidence

Among developed countries the USA had the highest incidence rate of NHL for men and women, while Canada had the second highest rates for both sexes. Both RoI and NI had close to median rates of the disease for men and women, while Poland, Russia and Japan had the lowest rates.

Figure 8.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma


Source: GLOBOCAN 2008 (Ferlay et al., 2008) (excluding RoI and NI data, which is derived from Cancer Registry data for 2005-2007)

NOTE: NHL was defined in GLOBOCAN by ICD10 codes C82-C85 & C96. In the atlas we have included codes C82-C85 only in the definition of NHL (see Table 2.1.) The data for NI and RoI in Figure 8.2 retain this definition, while those for other countries include C96. Due to changes in case definition, inclusion of C96 in the RoI data would have artificially inflated the incidence figures.

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