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Table 1 Age-standardized mortality rate (per100 000 person years) from lung cancer in males in 23 countries, 1971–1995

From: Patterns of lung cancer mortality in 23 countries: Application of the Age-Period-Cohort model

  ASMR   
Country 1971–1975 1976–1980 1981–1985 1986–1990 1991–1995 Percent increase* Rank$
Portugal 31.88 40.51 45.96 54.40 59.48 86.57 1
Hungary 97.10 116.05 138.49 161.34 180.91 86.31 2
Taiwan 32.08 39.80 49.95 54.24 58.44 82.17 3
Spain 56.92 68.84 80.68 93.80 101.49 78.30 4
Poland 93.91 113.65 135.11 152.23 158.34 68.60 5
Japan 38.88 46.55 53.40 56.96 59.44 52.87 6
Norway 45.20 53.24 62.61 65.43 67.36 49.03 7
France 74.81 87.45 93.16 99.32 100.08 33.77 8
Greece 79.55 93.63 99.23 103.77 105.44 32.54 9
Italy 94.59 110.47 123.02 125.63 117.10 23.80 10
Hong Kong 94.96 118.63 116.24 116.89 110.13 15.97 11
Canada 96.68 108.38 116.23 118.13 107.71 11.42 12
USA 109.60 117.87 121.16 120.33 115.23 5.13 13
Denmark 101.45 109.36 116.83 113.21 103.74 2.26 14
Sweden 48.34 52.24 50.10 48.56 48.21 -0.27 15
Singapore 92.34 114.24 115.29 102.90 91.47 -0.95 16
Belgium 146.33 163.41 166.59 155.70 144.87 -1.00 17
Cuba 75.86 76.35 76.59 76.16 72.90 -3.90 18
Netherlands 151.10 162.14 160.49 148.73 129.40 -14.36 19
Australia 99.14 100.74 100.11 90.81 80.86 -18.44 20
New Zealand 99.81 104.55 100.52 93.07 79.31 -20.54 21
England and Wales 159.59 152.45 136.82 120.40 101.21 -36.58 22
Finland 142.74 142.51 126.97 105.58 90.20 -36.81 23
  1. *percent increase (%) = 100 × (ASMR1991–1995 - ASMR1971–1975) / (ASMR1971–1975)
  2. $ Rank by percent increase