Table 2.

Age-standardized colorectal cancer incidence rates by sex for select regions of Asia (Cancer Incidence in Five Continents)

Males
Females
1983-871998-2002Rate ratio* (95% CI)1983-871998-2002Rate ratio* (95% CI)
China
    Hong Kong35.639.21.10 (1.06-1.14)26.128.41.09 (1.05-1.13)
    Shanghai17.827.21.53 (1.47-1.59)15.623.21.49 (1.42-1.56)
Japan
    Miyagi Prefecture30.658.71.92 (1.82-2.02)22.232.61.47 (1.39-1.56)
    Osaka Prefecture27.737.41.35 (1.31-1.39)17.021.71.27 (1.23-1.32)
    Yamagata Prefecture26.255.82.13 (1.99-2.28)19.731.41.59 (1.48-1.71)
Philippines
    Manila19.124.31.27 (1.16-1.39)15.418.51.20 (1.10-1.32)
Singapore
    Chinese35.446.01.30 (1.22-1.39)28.731.71.10 (1.03-1.18)
    Malay14.422.51.57 (1.19-2.06)11.718.21.56 (1.16-2.11)
Thailand
    Chiang Mai7.19.91.39 (1.16-1.65)6.49.21.44 (1.20-1.73)
India
    Chennai (Madras)3.75.71.56 (1.33-1.83)3.34.31.32 (1.11-1.58)
    Mumbai (Bombay)6.45.90.93 (0.84-1.02)5.34.40.83 (0.74-0.92)
Kuwait
    Kuwaitis6.213.72.21 (1.50-3.26)7.012.51.80 (1.19-2.70)
Israel
    Jews36.443.01.18 (1.13-1.23)30.434.71.14 (1.09-1.19)
    Non-Jews8.219.22.34 (2.07-2.65)7.515.82.11 (1.58-2.81)
  • NOTE: Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the colon, rectum, and anus.

  • Incidence rates are per 100,000 persons and were age-adjusted to the 1960 world standard population.

  • * For ease of interpretation significant rate ratios are presented in bold.

  • The rate for the first time interval was based on incidence data for the years 1982-1986.