Table 3.

Cancer trends of males across 12 countries/regions

Age < 50 yearsAge ≥ 50 years
Country/regionCancerLatest periodAPC (95% CI)aLatest periodAPC (95% CI)a
AustraliaColon cancer1988–2007−0.07 (−0.63–0.50)1995–2007−0.38 (−0.83–0.08)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.89 (1.26–2.53)1995–20070.46 (−0.82 to −0.10)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.81 (0.44–1.19)1995–20070.41 (−0.80 to −0.01)
BrazilColon cancer1991–200712.55 (7.58–17.75)1988–20077.21 (4.50–10.00)
Rectal cancer1988–20076.30 (1.27–11.59)1988–20077.53 (4.63–10.50)
Colorectal cancer1993–200712.55 (8.38–16.88)1988–20077.20 (5.01–9.44)
CanadaColon cancer1988–20071.13 (0.01–2.26)1988–20070.08 (−0.30–0.46)
Rectal cancer1988–20074.15 (2.69–5.62)1988–20071.12 (0.65–1.58)
Colorectal cancer1988–20072.37 (1.54–3.21)1988–20070.46 (0.11–0.82)
China (Hong Kong)Colon cancer2005–200721.58 (−12.37–68.68)1996–2007−0.38 (−1.13–0.37)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.69 (2.55–4.84)1988–20072.75 (1.97–3.52)
Colorectal cancer2005–200718.93 (−7.23–52.48)1996–20070.47 (−0.24–1.18)
China (Shanghai)Colon cancer1988–20071.13 (0.11–2.15)2002–2007−2.23 (−5.52–1.17)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.87 (0.85–2.91)2002–2007−3.27 (−7.21–0.85)
Colorectal cancer1988–20071.50 (0.72–2.27)2002–2007−2.66 (−5.61–0.38)
GermanyColon cancer1988–20071.27 (−0.87–3.47)1988–20071.78 (1.20–2.37)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.65 (0.14–7.30)1988–20072.06 (1.39–2.75)
Colorectal cancer1988–20072.30 (0.65–3.98)1988–20071.90 (1.43–2.37)
ItalyColon cancer1988–20070.71 (0.14–1.28)1988–20072.97 (2.59–3.34)
Rectal cancer1988–20070.17 (−0.76–1.12)1988–20070.89 (0.62–1.15)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.51 (0.11–0.91)1988–20072.26 (2.04–2.49)
JapanColon cancer2003–20074.20 (−3.64–12.66)1994–20070.52 (−0.02–1.07)
Rectal cancer1988–2007−0.80 (−1.70–0.11)1995–20070.69 (−0.05–1.43)
Colorectal cancer2002–20071.00 (−1.93–4.03)1994–20070.63 (0.12–1.14)
SwedenColon cancer1988–20070.97 (0.15–1.80)1988–20070.05 (−0.22–0.31)
Rectal cancer1988–20070.93 (−0.04–1.92)1998–20070.86 (0.02–1.72)
Colorectal cancer1988–20070.95 (0.22–1.68)2000–20071.08 (0.25–1.91)
The NetherlandsColon cancer1989–2007−0.16 (−0.82–0.49)2002–20073.50 (2.17–4.85)
Rectal cancer1997–20073.10 (1.64–4.58)1989–20071.02 (0.74–1.29)
Colorectal cancer1998–20071.90 (0.81–3.00)2003–20072.86 (0.87–4.88)
United KingdomColon cancer1988–20070.02 (−0.59–0.63)2002–20070.92 (−0.22–2.07)
Rectal cancer1988–20071.76 (1.02–2.50)1988–20070.34 (0.13–0.55)
Colorectal cancer2001–20073.05 (0.42–5.75)1992–20070.00 (−0.21–0.21)
United StatesColon cancer2004–2007−2.60 (−7.88–2.98)2001–20073.52 (−4.41 to −2.62)
Rectal cancer1988–20073.98 (3.37–4.59)1988–20071.92 (−2.22 to −1.62)
Colorectal cancer1988–20072.86 (2.51–3.20)1998–20073.10 (−3.41 to −2.77)
  • NOTE: Values in bold represent statistical significance (P < 0.05).

  • Abbreviation: CI, confidence interval.

  • aAPC refers to the latest period before 2007.