Table 1.

Age-standardized (world) incidence rates of nasopharyngeal cancer in selected populations

Region and population (if applicable)YearsIncidence rate (per 100,000 person-years)*
MalesFemales
China and East Asia
    China, Hong Kong1993-199721.48.3
    China, Taiwan19978.93.4
    China, Shanghai1993-19974.21.5
    China, Tianjin1993-19971.70.5
    China, Beijing1993-19971.00.6
    Japan, Osaka Prefecture1993-19970.50.1
    Korea, Seoul1993-19971.00.3
Southeast Asia
    Singapore, Chinese1998-200212.54.2
    Singapore, Malay1998-20025.72.0
    Singapore, Indian1998-20021.50.1
    Malaysia, Sarawak Bidayuh (native)1996-199831.511.8
    Malaysia, Sarawak Chinese1996-199812.04.1
    Malaysia, Sarawak Malay1996-19987.81.9
    Viet Nam, Hanoi1993-199710.44.6
    Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City1995-19984.81.7
    Thailand, Bangkok1995-19974.51.6
    Philippines, Manila1993-19977.22.5
Arctic
    Canada, Northwest Territories1983-19979.26.0
    Greenland, native§1992-200212.79.2
    United States, Alaska native1992-20027.82.4
Middle East/North Africa
    Algeria, Algiers1993-19972.71.3
    Israel, Jews born in Africa or Asia1993-19971.41.9
    Israel, non-Jews1993-19971.00.5
    Kuwait, Kuwaitis1994-19972.60.9
    Kuwait, non-Kuwaitis1994-19970.50.4
North America
    Canada1993-19970.80.3
    United States, White1998-20020.40.2
    United States, Black1998-20020.80.3
    United States, Hawaii Chinese1993-199710.73.8
    United States, Hawaii Filipino1993-19973.51.5
    United States, Hawaii native1993-19973.60.9
    United States, Los Angeles Chinese1993-19977.62.4
    United States, Los Angeles Filipino1993-19973.71.6