Members of the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) provide population-based data on cancer incidence for some countries and regions of Europe.
These were supplemented by estimates in order to provide comparable information on cancer incidence and mortality in the 15 member states of the European Union (EU).
The estimated numbers of new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) in 1990 were approximately 706900 in men and 644200 in women.
Approximately 497 500 men and 398200 women died of cancer in the same year.
The main sites of incident cases in men were lung (21%), large bowel (13%), prostate (12%), bladder (7%) and stomach (7%). For women, the predominant sites were breast (28%), large bowel (15%), lung (6%), uterine corpus (5%) and stomach (5%). The overall incidence rates for males were highest in continental Western Europe (France, The Netherlands, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and Italy) while the rates of Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Finland, the U.K. and Denmark were below the average value for the EC.
Rates for females were highest in Northern and Western Europe, with the exception of France, which had a relatively low rate for females, in common with Greece, Spain and Portugal.
The geographical variations in incidence of the major cancers are discussed in relation to risk factors. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Homme, Europe, Epidémiologie, Enregistrement donnée, Registre, Mortalité, Analyse statistique, Analyse multivariable
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, Human, Europe, Epidemiology, Data logging, Register, Mortality, Statistical analysis, Multivariate analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0369822
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 12/09/1997.