9.2 International variations in incidence

Rates of stomach cancer among men and women were considerably higher in Japan than in other developed countries. Within Europe, Russia had the highest incidence rate (Figure 9.2). In RoI and NI rates were moderate compared to other countries for both men and women. Sweden, USA and Canada had particularly low rates of this cancer.

Figure 9.2 Estimated incidence rate per 100,000 in 2008 for selected developed countries compared to 2005-2007 incidence rate for RoI and NI: stomach 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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