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Table 4 Annual percentage change for incidence rates of sarcomas (all federal states except Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hessen; only Muenster for Nordrhein-Westfalen)

From: Strengthening health data on a rare and heterogeneous disease: sarcoma incidence and histological subtypes in Germany

  Men Women
Cases Incidence Ratea Change of Incidence Rate Cases Incidence Ratea Change of Incidence Rate
2004 2013 2004 2013 APCb (%) [95% CI] 2004 2013 2004 2013 APCb(%) [95% CI]
All sarcoma 1752 2373 6.17 7.32 1.8 (1.0;2.6)* 2191 2463 6.44 6.66 0.4 (0.1;0.8)*,**
Soft tissue sarcoma 1256 1614 4.38 4.94 0.9 (−0.2;1.9) 1763 1816 5.11 4.85 −0.7 (−1.3;-0.1)*,**
Bone sarcoma 239 209 0.95 0.82 −1.1 (−3.1;0.9) 194 189 0.70 0.70 −0.5 (−2.0;1.1)
GIST 257 550 0.84 1.55 8.1 (6.0;10.2)* 234 458 0.63 1.12 7.6 (5.7;9.5)*
  1. aage-standardized incidence rates per 100,000 (European standard 1976)
  2. bAPC = Annual Percentage Change
  3. *statistically significant change (p < 0.05)
  4. **one joinpoint detected, result for AAPC (Average annual percentage change)