Table 1.

Incidence of lung cancer (the EPIC cohort study)

CountryPerson-yearsFirst primary lung cancerHistology of the tumor n (%)
AdenocarcinomasSquamous cell carcinomasSmall cell carcinomasLarge cell carcinomasOther and not specified histologies
Denmark410,382463157 (34)102 (22)84 (18)20 (4)100 (22)
France*736,29911342 (37)3 (3)12 (11)5 (4)51 (45)
Germany401,15518660 (32)31 (17)46 (24)7 (4)42 (23)
Greece180,8519022 (24)15 (17)12 (13)2 (2)39 (43)
Italy375,85813756 (41)26 (19)18 (13)4 (3)33 (24)
The Netherlands*310,01413654 (40)27 (20)23 (17)21 (15)11 (8)
Norway*210,2086829 (43)7 (10)15 (22)0 (0)17 (25)
Spain394,26413241 (31)31 (23)18 (14)24 (18)18 (14)
Sweden257,1305826 (45)16 (28)8 (14)4 (7)4 (7)
United Kingdom626,44123055 (24)71 (31)26 (11)5 (2)73 (32)
Total3,902,6021,613542 (34)329 (20)262 (16)92 (6)388 (24)
  • *The French, Norwegian, and Utrecht (the Netherlands) cohorts consisted of women only.