Table 4.

Cancer trends of females across 12 countries/regions

Age < 50 yearsAge ≥ 50 years
Country/regionCancerLatest periodAPC (95% CI)aLatest periodAPC (95% CI)a
AustraliaColon cancer1988–20070.57 (−0.13–1.27)1993–2007−0.28 (−0.60–0.05)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.89 (1.26–2.53)1995–20070.46 (−0.82 to −0.10)
Colorectal cancer1988–20071.41 (0.97–1.85)1993–20070.35 (−0.61 to −0.08)
BrazilColon cancer1988–20076.90 (2.84–11.12)1988–20073.55 (1.54–5.60)
Rectal cancer1988–20076.30 (1.27–11.59)1988–20077.53 (4.63–10.50)
Colorectal cancer1988–20076.98 (4.05–9.99)1988–20074.65 (2.89–6.44)
CanadaColon cancer1988–20071.29 (−0.22–2.83)2001–2007−1.71 (−3.69–0.32)
Rectal cancer1988–20074.15 (2.69–5.62)1988–20071.12 (0.65–1.58)
Colorectal cancer1988–20072.88 (1.67–4.09)2002–20072.04 (−3.57 to −0.48)
China (Hong Kong)Colon cancer1988–20071.25 (0.17–2.33)1998–20072.43 (−3.83 to −1.02)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.69 (2.55–4.84)1988–20072.75 (1.97–3.52)
Colorectal cancer1988–20071.77 (0.88–2.68)1994–20070.80 (−1.32 to −0.28)
China (Shanghai)Colon cancer1988–20070.86 (−0.31–2.04)2001–2007−1.61 (−3.58–0.41)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.87 (0.85–2.91)2002–2007−3.27 (−7.21–0.85)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.77 (−0.09–1.64)2002–20072.74 (−5.38 to −0.03)
GermanyColon cancer1988–2007−0.84 (−3.86–2.27)1988–20070.14 (−0.42–0.70)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.65 (0.14–7.30)1988–20072.06 (1.39–2.75)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.38 (−1.64–2.44)2000–20072.13 (−3.80 to −0.44)
ItalyColon cancer1988–2007−0.06 (−0.72–0.60)1988–20071.63 (1.37–1.90)
Rectal cancer1988–20070.17 (−0.76–1.12)1988–20070.89 (0.62–1.15)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.16 (−0.44–0.75)1988–20071.20 (1.00–1.40)
JapanColon cancer1988–20070.03 (−0.73–0.79)1994–20071.58 (1.10–2.06)
Rectal cancer1988–2007−0.80 (−1.70–0.11)1995–20070.69 (−0.05–1.43)
Colorectal cancer2002–20074.63 (0.51–8.91)1994–20071.26 (0.86–1.65)
SwedenColon cancer1988–20070.65 (−0.31–1.62)2000–20071.59 (0.52–2.67)
Rectal cancer1988–20070.93 (−0.04–1.92)1998–20070.86 (0.02–1.72)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.98 (0.28–1.69)1997–20070.95 (0.32–1.58)
The NetherlandsColon cancer1991–2007−0.10 (−0.52–0.32)2001–20072.02 (1.00–3.05)
Rectal cancer1997–20073.10 (1.64–4.58)1989–20071.02 (0.74–1.29)
Colorectal cancer1992–20070.72 (0.27–1.16)2001–20071.91 (1.36–2.46)
United KingdomColon cancer2003–20076.97 (0.26–14.12)2003–20070.97 (−0.72–2.69)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.76 (1.02–2.50)1988–20070.34 (0.13–0.55)
Colorectal cancer2003–20075.61 (0.78–10.67)2002–20070.70 (−0.50 to 1.92)
United StatesColon cancer1988–20071.88 (1.35–2.41)2000–20072.94 (−3.62 to −2.26)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.98 (3.37–4.59)1988–20071.92 (−2.22 to −1.62)
Colorectal cancer1988–20072.56 (2.11–3.03)1998–20072.68 (−2.94 to −2.42)
  • NOTE: Values in bold represent statistical significance (P < 0.05).

  • Abbreviation: CI, confidence interval.

  • aAPC refers to the latest period before 2007.