Table 1.

Testicular germ cell incidence: populations included in the trend analysis by histologic subtype

European areaCountryCalendar period*Person-yearsIncidence (seminoma)% Germ cell§Incidence (nonseminoma)% Germ cell§Person-years
EasternCzech Republic1985-1999 (n = 3)3.117954.814845.23,071,444
NorthernDenmark1979-1998 (n = 4)1.515458.910841.11,530,603
Norway1953-1997 (n = 9)1.38857.26642.81,251,442
Sweden1964-1998 (n = 7)2.411656.49043.62,426,688
United Kingdom1978-1997 (n = 4)15.179258.356741.715,089,155
SouthernItaly1983-1997 (n = 3)1.34861.73038.31,238,491
WesternFrance**1978-1997 (n = 4)1.25654.44745.61,162,916
Switzerland††1983-1997 (n = 3)0.88560.95539.1834,828
  • * Data available according to period of diagnosis (number of 5-year periods available in the analysis).

  • Average annual male population expressed in million person-years at risk obtained from most recent 5-year period.

  • Annual number of incident cases obtained from most recent 5-year period.

  • § Proportion based on cases in most recent 5-year period.

  • Aggregation of England (1978-1997) and Scotland (1978-1997).

  • Aggregation of Florence (1985-1997), Varese Province (1983-1997), Parma Province (1983-1997), Ragusa Province (1983-1997), and Turin (1985-1997).

  • ** Aggregation of Bas-Rhin (1978-1997), Calvados (1978-1997), Doubs (1978-1997), Isere (1979-1997), Somme (1982-1997), and Tarn (1982-1997).

  • †† Aggregation of Basel (1983-1997), Geneva (1983-1997), Neuchatel (1983-1996), St. Gall-Appenzell (1983-1997), Vaud (1988-1996), and Zurich (1983-1996).