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Table 5 Probability of developing cancer within selected age intervals, by sex and selected sites, Germany.

From: German cancer statistics 2004

  Age-conditional morbidity risk  
Site (ICD-10) Birth to 49 50 to 69 70 and older Lifetime morbidity risk
  Male  
Colorectal (C18-C21) 0.3% 3.3% 6.5% 8.0%
Lung (C33, C34) 0.3% 3.1% 5.1% 6.9%
Prostate (C61) 0.1% 5.5% 10.2% 12.4%
All cancer sites
(C00-C97 except C44)
3.3%(1 in 31) 20.4%(1 in 5) 42.9% (1 in 2) 48.5%(1 in 2)
  Female  
Colorectal (C18-C21) 0.3% 2.1% 5.9% 7.3%
Lung (C33, C34) 0.2% 1.1% 1.4% 2.5%
Breast (C50) 2.0% 5.3% 4.5% 10.7%
All cancer sites
(C00-C97 except C44)
4.8%(1 in 21) 15.5%(1 in 6) 28.5% (1 in 4) 40.3%(1 in 2)