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Table 3 Sex ratio of the age-standardized mortality rate from lung cancer in 23 countries, 1971–1995

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

  Ratio    
Country 1971–1975 1976–1980 1981–1985 1986–1990 1991–1995 Mean Range Rank*
Belgium 13.62 13.27 12.08 9.46 7.29 11.15 6.33 1
Netherlands 17.95 14.67 10.38 7.15 4.75 10.98 13.20 2
Finland 16.40 12.56 10.25 7.83 6.20 10.65 10.20 3
Spain 6.66 8.62 11.02 13.39 13.39 10.62 6.73 4
France 10.58 11.76 11.06 9.97 8.42 10.36 3.34 5
Italy 8.85 9.12 9.11 8.33 7.21 8.52 1.91 6
Poland 8.24 8.32 8.23 7.73 6.91 7.89 1.41 7
Greece 6.30 6.90 7.51 7.49 7.39 7.12 1.21 8
Portugal 4.73 5.67 5.77 6.36 6.31 5.77 1.63 9
Hungary 5.80 6.00 6.03 5.54 4.91 5.66 1.12 10
Australia 6.65 5.11 4.24 3.43 2.84 4.45 3.81 11
Norway 5.10 4.83 4.01 3.09 2.55 3.92 2.55 12
England and Wales 5.24 4.26 3.42 2.77 2.36 3.61 2.88 13
Canada 5.39 4.26 3.33 2.71 2.19 3.58 3.20 14
Japan 3.27 3.42 3.57 3.71 3.78 3.55 0.51 15
New Zealand 4.42 3.89 3.26 2.55 2.09 3.24 2.33 16
Denmark 4.77 3.74 2.86 2.27 1.78 3.08 2.99 17
Sweden 4.26 3.88 2.95 2.35 1.97 3.08 2.29 18
Singapore 3.11 3.33 3.11 2.86 2.93 3.07 0.47 19
USA 4.39 3.48 2.79 2.34 2.04 3.01 2.35 20
Cuba 2.72 2.87 2.85 2.74 2.70 2.78 0.17 21
Hong Kong 2.15 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.55 2.39 0.40 22
Taiwan 2.00 2.04 2.16 2.11 2.21 2.10 0.21 23
  1. *Rank by mean