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Table 1 Top 5 cancer types with the highest incidence and mortality rates by region (PERSONS): NSW residents averaged 2004-2008

From: Quantifying disparities in cancer incidence and mortality of Australian residents of New South Wales (NSW) by place of birth: an ecological study

  Australia New Zealand Oceania Central and Southern Asia East Asia High Income Asia Pacific Southeast Asia UK & Ireland
  ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI
INCIDENCE
ALL CANCERS 308.5 (306.6,310.5) 322 (308.3,336.1) 301.6 (267.2,337.8) 165.3 (153.1,178.1) 203.8 (194.3,213.5) 176.8 (169.9,192.6) 195.2 (186.6,204) 280.9 (273.6,288.3)
Prostate 1 119 (117.2,120.6) 1 108 (97.2,119.8) 2 70.9 (57.3,86.7) 2 52.8 (43.5,63.5) 2 42.2 (37,47.8) 2 48.8 (37.3,62.7) 2 49.8 (44.1,56.1) 1 94.2 (90.2,98.4)
Breast 2 81.9 (80.5,83.4) 2 91.4 (82.2,101.3) 1 92.2 (79.3,106.6) 1 59.3 (49.8,70) 1 57.2 (51.8,63) 1 49.8 (40.5,60.6) 1 62.7 (57.8,67.8) 2 83.6 (79,88.3)
Lung 3 26.8 (26.2,27.3) 3 30.8 (26.8,35.1) 3 28 (22.5,34.4) 3 12.1 (9.1,15.8) 3 24.8 (22.2,27.6) 3 14.7 (10.5,20.1) 3 18.3 (16.1,20.6) 3 30.4 (28.8,32.1)
Colon 4 25.8 (25.3,26.4) 4 29.1 (25.2,33.4)     4 11.3 (8.5,14.8) 4 20.4 (18,23) 4 14 (10,19.2) 4 14.4 (12.5,16.5) 4 20.8 (19.4,22.2)
Melanoma 5 25.3 (24.8,25.9) 5 18.7 (15.7,22.1)                 5 14.1 (12.6,15.8)
Uterus        4 27.7 (20.6,36.4)                
Cervix        5 17.2 (11.9,24)                
Ovary           5 9.6 (6,14.5)             
Rectum              5 11.9 (10.1,14)          
Stomach                 5 13.9 (9.9,18.9)       
Thyroid                    5 11.5 (9.9,13.2)    
MORTALITY
ALL CANCERS 105.3 (104.2,106.3) 104.7 (97.4,112.3) 108.2 (88.3,129.8) 46.8 (40.8,53.4) 66.2 (62,70.6) 62.1 (53.1,72.2)   67.1 (62.9,71.5) 106.4 (101.8,111.1)
Lung 1 20.8 (20.3, 21.3) 1 21.5 (18.2,25.2) 2 18.7 (14.2,24) 2 6.7 (4.5,9.5) 1 17.1 (15.1,19.4) 1 12.5 (8.6,17.5) 1 13.2 (11.4,15.2) 1 24.8 (23.4,26.3)
Breast 2 16 (15.4, 16.6) 2 17.6 (13.7,22.2) 1 19.1 (13.5,26.2) 1 14.9 (10.3,20.8) 4 5.7 (4.2,7.6)     2 7.7 (6,9.6) 2 15.4 (13.7,17.3)
Prostate 3 15.4 (14.8, 15.9) 3 15.1 (11.1,19.9) 3 17.6 (11, 26.6)           4 7 (5.1,9.4) 3 14 (12.7,15.4)
Colon 4 8.8 (8.5, 9.1) 4 8.6 (6.6,11)        3 5.7 (4.5,7.2)     5 5.1 (4,6.5) 5 7.1 (6.4,7.9)
CUPa 5 6.5 (6.2, 6.7) 5 7.7 (5.9,9.9)                 4 7.4 (4.9,10.1)
Liver        4 6.4 (4, 9.6)     2 6.4 (5.1,7.9) 2 6.9 (4.1,10.9) 3 7.4 (6.1,8.9)    
Pancreas        5 5.9 (3.6, 9)     5 4.1 (3.1,5.4)          
Stomach                 3 6.9 (4.1,10.7)       
  Western Europe Eastern Europe Central Europe North East Africa & Middle East Rest of Africab South Africa North America Latin America and Caribbean
  ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI ASR 95 % CI
INCIDENCE
ALL CANCERS 302.5 (292.1,313) 280.1 (249.3,312.5) 154.1 (145.5,162.9) 233.3 (223.6,243.3) 187.6 (165.9,211.1) 261.8 (242.4,282.3) 293.4 (270.4,317.6) 248 (230.3, 266.5)
Prostate 2 83.3 (79.5,87.3) 1 97.2 (75.3,122.1) 1 39.7 (35.8,44) 2 54.7 (49.4,60.5) 1 68.9 (52.5,88.6) 1 114.6 (96.0,135.7) 1 101.8 (83.7,122.4) 1 100.1 (85.8, 116.1)
Breast 1 84.4 (78.7,90.3) 2 78.6 (57.5,103.9) 2 35.2 (30.6,40.3) 1 72.2 (65.7,79.2) 2 64.1 (48.5,83) 2 94.2 (78.5,112) 2 100.9 (82.7,121.6) 2 74.2 (63.2, 86.5)
Lung 3 28.3 (26.6,29.9) 3 20.5 (14.3,27.7) 3 16.4 (14.6,18.4) 3 22.1 (19.7,24.8) 5 9.6 (5.6,15.4)     3 24.4 (17.7,32.6) 3 17.9 (13.8,22.7)
Colon 4 23.3 (21.8,24.9) 4 18.3 (12.7,24.9) 4 12.9 (11.2,14.7) 4 18.1 (15.8,20.5) 3 18.4 (12.6,25.9) 3 17.9 (13.1,24) 4 19.7 (14.1,26.7) 4 14 (10.6,18.3)
Melanoma                 4 14.1 (9.9,19.5)       
Rectum 5 16.2 (14.9,17.7)     5 9.2 (7.7,10.8)     4 9.6 (5.6,15.5) 5 13.8 (9.7,18.9)       
Thyroid           5 12.7 (10.8,14.8)             
NHL     5 13.5 (7.6,21.2)              5 16.1 (11.1,22.5)    
Kidney                       5 12.1 (9.0,16.1)
MORTALITY
ALL CANCERS 110.9 (106.8,115.1) 95.7 (81.9,110.5) 59 (55.6,62.7) 82 (77.3,87) 62 (50.7,75) 79.9 (69.5,91.4) 96.9 (84.2,110.9) 77.8 (69.2,87.3)
Lung 1 21.7 (20.3,23.1) 1 19.6 (13.5,26.7) 1 11.8 (10.4,13.5) 1 17.5 (15.3,19.9)     3 8.9 (5.6,13.3) 1 19 (13.3, 26.4) 2 14 (10.5,18.3)
Breast 2 18 (15.5,20.6) 2 13.1 (5.5,24) 2 8.1 (6.1,10.4) 2 13.9 (11.1,17.1)     1 17 (10.7,25.5) 2 18.6 (11.0,29.3) 3 9.3 (5.7,14.3)
Prostate 3 11.3 (10.1,12.6) 4 7 (4,10.9) 3 6.2 (4.9,7.7) 3 7.7 (5.7,10.1)     2 15.1 (8.7,24.2) 3 14.9 (9.0,23.2) 1 17 (10.3,26)
CUP 5 7.3 (6.4,8.3)        5 5.7 (4.5,7.2)        5 6.9 (3.8,11.2) 5 5.4 (3.3,8.3)
Pancreas     3 7.6 (4.5, 11.4)     4 5.9 (4.7,7.3)        4 8 (4.7,12.6)    
Stomach     5 6.6 (3.1,11) 5 3.9 (3,5)              4 5.8 (3.6,8.7)
  1. aCUP = cancer of unknown primary
  2. bThe region “Rest of Africa” does not include South Africa (a separate region) or Egypt and Tunisia (group with North East Africa and Middle East)