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Q: breast cancer incidence and mortality figures ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: breast cancer incidence and mortality figures
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: michaelpollak-ga
List Price: $36.00
Posted: 20 Nov 2006 20:53 PST
Expires: 20 Dec 2006 20:53 PST
Question ID: 784432
I need to get estimated number of women dying of breast cancer in
1992, and also for the most recent year for which figures are
available. I need this  for USA, the world, and China, if possible,
with reputable sources for the estimates. I will pay full amount for
six numbers.
Subject: Re: breast cancer incidence and mortality figures
Answered By: hummer-ga on 21 Nov 2006 13:51 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi michaelpollak,

Ok, I finally managed to find exactly what you need!

1. Go to this link:

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

2. Click on "WHO"
3. Click on "databank"
4. Click on Tables: Age-specific Summary Rates "by Population"
5. Choose:
- A country
- Female
- A year
- Results sorted by "Number of Deaths"
6. Click "Execute"

Here are the results.

US: 43,063 (33.0 per 100,000)
China, Hong Kong: 331 (11.6 per 100,000)
World: 355,280

US: 41,514 (28.3 per 100,000)
China, Hong Kong: 425 (12.2 per 100,000)
World: 474,000

For the 2002 World figure, I used the following link (for 1992, I
added all the countries up using the above process):

World Heath Organization
The World Health Report 2004 
Annex Table 2 Deaths by cause, sex and mortality stratum in WHO
regions,a estimates for 2002
Breast Cancer: Mortality: Females: 474,000

Here are some more links of interest that I came across while
researching your question:

> U.S.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
"In 1992, a total of 43,063 U.S. women died from breast cancer. The
death rate was 26.2 per 100,000 women."

1994: US: 43,644 (20.7 per 100,000)

American Cancer Society
"In 2005, approximately 40, 410 women are expected to die from breast cancer."

Mortality Trends - Women
"The death rate from breast cancer in women has declined since 1990:
* Between 1975 and 1990, the death rate for all races combined
increased by .4% annually.
* Between 1990 and 2002, the rate decreased by 2.3% annually.

"It is estimated that about 40,970 women and 460 men will die from
breast cancer in the United States this year."


"In China, mortality increased over the period 1987?99 in both rural
and urban areas, the change being more evident in rural areas although
the rates have remained lower than in urban females."

Global Cancer Statistics, 2002
FIGURE 6 Age-standardized Incidence and Mortality Rates for Breast Cancer.
China: 5.5 per 100,000

GLOBOCAN 2000: Cancer Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide, Version 1.0
"Eastern Asia:  38,826 deaths (2000)"

"Incidence rates of breast cancer are increasing in most countries,
and the changes are usually greatest where rates were previously low.2
Since the estimates for 1990, there has been an overall increase in
incidence rates of about 0.5% annually. At this rate of growth, there
would be around 1.4 million new cases in 2010. However, cancer
registries in China are recording annual increases in incidence of 3%
to 4%, and in those elsewhere in eastern Asia, increases are not much
less. Assuming a 3% growth in East Asia, the world total in 2010 would
be 1.5 million.

Asia 2002:  less than 10.3 deaths per 100,000


Cancer: Breast (502,000 deaths/year).

"Cancer of the breast in women is a major health burden worldwide. It
is the most common cause of cancer among women in both high-resource
and low-resource settings, and is responsible for over one million of
the estimated 10 million neoplasms diagnosed worldwide each year in
both sexes [1]. It is also the primary cause of cancer death among
women globally, responsible for about 375,000 deaths in the year

Estimated Breast Cancer Cases/Deaths Worldwide (2000)

Map: Breast Cancer Age Standardized Mortality Rate per 100,000

> General

Statistics by Country for Breast Cancer
Incidence (annual) of Breast Cancer:
205,000 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate); 180,000 annual cases (NCI);
only about 1,000 men

Table 3 Age-adjusted mortality rates of female breast cancer by
geographic region, 1973?77 and 1993?97

"Percentage change in breast cancer mortality between 1985?87 and
1995?97 in women aged 50?74 and 25?49 years in selected countries
worldwide, sorted by descending order of magnitude of the change
(earlier period is 1988?90 for China, later period is 1994?96 for
Argentina). Source:"

I was very glad to find this for you and to finally figure out how to
extract the data which I knew had to be there! If you have any
questions, please post a clarification request and wait for me to
respond before closing/rating my answer.

Thank you,

Google Search Terms Used: breast cancer statistics mortality global
china world WHO database countries world worldwide
michaelpollak-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: breast cancer incidence and mortality figures
From: probonopublico-ga on 20 Nov 2006 22:37 PST
Here are six numbers:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Does this answer your question?

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