Table 1

Approximate age-adjusted (to the world population) incidence rates for selected cancer sites per 100,000 person-years, ∼1990

StomachLarge bowelPancreasBreastEndometriumProstate
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesFemales
Mediterranean1981814644310 17
Scandinavian1472218866413 48a
United Kingdom1663122867010 30a
United States833726869018100a
  • a The large variation reflects different rates of application of screening for prostate-specific antigen.