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Main Causes of Mortality and Incidence of Major Cancer Types

  • In 2016, the total number of deaths was 280,827. The leading cause of mortality was malignant neoplasm (cancer) with 153 deaths per 100 thousand people, followed by heart diseases (58.2), and cerebrovascular diseases (45.8, i.e. stroke).
  • The overall cancer incidence rate was 427.6 per 100 thousand people in 2014, which is up 11.7 from 415.9 in 2010.
Trends in Major Death Causes(2010-2016)
Trends in Major Death Causes(2010-2016)

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Trends in Major Death Causes(2010-2016)
category 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Transportation accidents 13.7 12.6 12.9 11.9 11.2 10.9 10.1
Diabetes 20.7 21.5 23.0 21.4 20.7 20.7 19.2
Intentional self-harm(i.e., sulclde) 31.2 31.7 28.1 28.5 27.3 26.5 25.6
Pneumonia 14.9 17.2 20.5 21.5 23.7 28.9 32.2
Cerebrovascular diseases(i.e., strokes) 53.2 50.7 51.1 50.1 48.2 48.0 45.8
Cardiac disease 46.9 49.8 52.5 50.3 52.3 55.6 58.2
Malignant neoplasms(cancers) 144.4 142.8 146.5 149.0 150.9 150.8 153.0
Trends in Incidence Rates of Major Cancers(2010-2014)
Trends in Incidence Rates of Major Cancers(2010-2014)
Trends in Incidence Rates of Major Cancers(2010-2014)
category 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Pancreas 9.5 10.3 10.9 11.0 11.7
Prostate 16.2 18.1 18.6 19.0 19.3
Llver 32.7 33.4 32.6 32.3 31.9
Breasts 29.4 32.3 33.2 34.4 36.2
Lungs 42.6 44.2 44.5 46.3 47.3
Large Intestine 53.4 57.0 58.3 55.1 53.1
Stomach 61.5 63.7 61.7 60.0 58.8
Thyroid gland 73.6 82.3 88.5 84.7 60.7
Cancers of alltypes 415.9 442.0 450.8 449.4 427.6
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