Table 1.

Incidence rates and male-to-female IRRs by cancer, 1975 to 2004

SiteCancer incidence per 100,000 man/woman-years
Male-to-female IRR (95% CI)
1975-1984
1985-1994
1995-2004
1975-2004
1975-19841985-19941995-20041975-2004
MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Lip4.510.433.000.421.930.402.980.4210.547.184.777.16 (6.77-7.57)
Tongue3.581.553.711.633.981.643.791.622.312.282.422.34 (2.27-2.42)
Salivary gland1.380.961.570.921.621.031.540.971.441.711.571.59 (1.51-1.66)
Floor of mouth2.360.871.880.701.240.511.760.682.712.692.432.59 (2.47-2.73)
Gum and other mouth2.951.722.621.732.071.472.491.631.721.511.411.53 (1.47-1.58)
Nasopharynx1.070.421.050.411.020.431.040.422.532.582.362.48 (2.33-2.64)
Tonsil1.880.771.920.692.220.552.040.662.432.794.013.07 (2.92-3.22)
Oropharynx1.530.200.530.170.500.150.520.172.693.123.373.06 (2.79-3.37)
Hypopharynx2.190.562.110.481.430.351.870.453.894.374.144.13 (3.9-4.37)
Other oral cavity and pharynx0.690.240.680.260.450.160.590.222.862.582.762.7 (2.48-2.94)
Esophagus6.982.227.732.258.202.157.722.213.143.433.823.49 (3.4-3.59)
Stomach16.847.7514.596.4311.925.5614.106.432.172.272.152.19 (2.16-2.23)
Small intestine1.350.971.861.242.221.591.861.301.391.501.391.43 (1.38-1.49)
Colon and rectum75.0756.0274.4652.1363.9946.9270.3351.161.341.431.361.37 (1.37-1.38)
Anus, anal canal, and anorectum0.791.040.951.211.241.471.021.270.760.780.850.81 (0.77-0.85)
Liver and intrahepatic bile duct4.271.705.982.248.683.206.602.462.512.672.712.69 (2.62-2.76)
Gallbladder1.232.210.961.770.881.411.001.740.560.540.630.57 (0.55-0.6)
Other biliary1.971.331.811.231.991.281.931.271.481.471.561.52 (1.46-1.58)
Pancreas14.5310.0413.4810.2713.1910.2513.6510.201.451.311.291.34 (1.32-1.36)
Retroperitoneum0.550.430.490.420.440.410.490.421.281.171.081.17 (1.09-1.26)
Peritoneum, omentum, and mesentery0.060.070.100.270.090.950.090.470.850.360.100.18 (0.16-0.21)
Other digestive organs0.470.360.440.310.550.460.490.381.291.411.191.28 (1.18-1.38)
Nose, nasal cavity, and middle ear1.010.520.980.600.860.540.940.561.931.621.611.7 (1.6-1.8)
Larynx9.971.669.151.836.961.518.531.656.005.004.625.17 (5.02-5.32)
Lung and bronchus98.8932.9798.4947.3684.2852.4793.1645.183.002.081.612.06 (2.05-2.07)
Trachea, mediastinum, and other respiratory organs0.430.160.360.160.280.120.350.152.642.192.442.4 (2.15-2.67)
Bones and joints1.010.731.040.751.030.791.030.761.391.401.301.35 (1.28-1.42)
Soft-tissue including heart2.751.912.962.103.602.463.152.181.441.411.461.45 (1.4-1.49)
Skin excluding basal and squamous12.0710.0618.8713.2625.5116.9719.7013.811.201.421.501.43 (1.41-1.44)
Breast0.97107.001.09131.981.19136.111.10126.380.010.010.010.01 (0.01-0.01)
Urinary bladder36.139.3738.159.6437.949.7137.549.573.853.963.913.92 (3.87-3.97)
Kidney and renal pelvis12.045.4114.697.1316.948.5214.847.172.222.061.992.07 (2.04-2.1)
Ureter1.100.430.950.380.850.370.960.392.542.522.302.45 (2.29-2.61)
Other urinary organs0.670.240.560.210.540.160.580.202.772.703.342.92 (2.67-3.2)
Eye and orbit1.010.760.950.640.950.670.970.691.331.481.421.41 (1.33-1.49)
Brain7.134.807.885.387.575.187.555.151.481.461.461.47 (1.44-1.5)
Cranial nerves, other nervous system0.380.300.430.370.430.400.420.361.251.181.071.16 (1.07-1.25)
Thyroid2.906.613.197.754.1811.623.508.930.440.410.360.39 (0.38-0.4)
Other endocrine including thymus0.580.400.660.520.750.580.670.511.471.281.281.32 (1.24-1.41)
Hodgkin's lymphoma3.642.383.472.583.152.543.402.511.531.351.241.35 (1.32-1.39)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma15.1411.1822.3914.5024.6416.6121.3514.401.351.541.481.48 (1.47-1.5)
Myeloma6.384.287.074.757.334.786.984.641.491.491.531.51 (1.47-1.54)
Lymphocytic leukemia8.414.498.804.618.564.578.564.551.881.911.871.88 (1.84-1.92)
Myeloid and monocytic leukemia7.704.737.074.557.474.777.384.671.631.561.571.58 (1.55-1.61)
Other leukemia1.360.771.620.921.130.721.360.801.781.761.561.69 (1.61-1.78)
Mesothelioma1.500.342.050.412.040.411.910.394.424.985.034.88 (4.59-5.18)
Kaposi sarcoma1.100.128.140.162.270.133.960.149.2950.5217.5728.73 (26.27-31.47)
  • NOTE: SEER*Stat Database: Incidence-SEER-9 Registries Limited-Use, November 2007 Submission (1973-2005). Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population (19-age groups; Census P25-1130).