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Table 2 Age-standardized mortality rate (per100 000 person years) from lung cancer in females 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$
Netherlands 8.42 11.06 15.46 20.80 27.24 223.46 1
Norway 8.86 11.02 15.61 21.21 26.42 198.24 2
Denmark 21.25 29.28 40.86 49.78 58.41 174.91 3
Canada 17.94 25.44 34.93 43.53 49.13 173.81 4
USA 24.96 33.85 43.41 51.50 56.51 126.46 5
Hungary 16.75 19.34 22.99 29.11 36.83 119.89 6
Sweden 11.36 13.47 16.96 20.68 24.50 115.72 7
Poland 11.40 13.66 16.41 19.68 22.90 100.83 8
Australia 14.91 19.70 23.61 26.47 28.47 90.99 9
Belgium 10.74 12.31 13.79 16.45 19.86 84.90 10
New Zealand 22.58 26.88 30.83 36.53 38.00 68.29 11
France 7.07 7.44 8.42 9.97 11.89 68.19 12
Finland 8.71 11.35 12.39 13.48 14.54 67.02 13
Taiwan 16.03 19.55 23.13 25.69 26.43 64.94 14
Italy 10.69 12.12 13.51 15.09 16.23 51.86 15
England and Wales 30.45 35.75 40.06 43.52 42.84 40.68 16
Portugal 6.74 7.14 7.97 8.56 9.43 39.97 17
Japan 11.90 13.60 14.97 15.35 15.73 32.25 18
Greece 12.64 13.57 13.21 13.86 14.28 12.97 19
Singapore 29.66 34.34 37.07 36.01 31.25 5.36 20
Hong Kong 44.18 48.99 48.01 48.32 43.14 -2.34 21
Cuba 27.87 26.63 26.90 27.77 27.03 -3.02 22
Spain 8.54 7.99 7.32 7.01 7.58 -11.27 23
  1. * percent increase(%) = 100 × (ASMR1991–1995 - ASMR1971–1975) / (ASMR1971–1975)
  2. $ Rank by percent increase