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Table 1 Breast cancer incidence and mortality in Germany and the US

From: Trends of population-based breast cancer survival in Germany and the US: Decreasing discrepancies, but persistent survival gap of elderly patients in Germany

   Germany (Saarland) US (SEER 9/13 regions)b
   1989-92 1993-96 1997-00 2001-04 2005-08 1989-92 1993-96 1997-00 2001-04 2005-08
incidence of invasive BRC crude rate 115.7 128.8 140.7 153.2 162.9 118.2 115.8 124.3 120.0 118.7
  ASR a 91.5 99.8 106.5 108.9 111.6 123.5 122.1 127.6 119.1 113.2
  15-49 (TASR a) 56.1 56.2 59.1 53.5 57.5 60.7 57.1 58.1 57.2 57.7
  50-69 (TASR a) 194.9 230.2 259.7 278.6 286.6 286.0 295.1 316.0 294.0 275.5
  70+ (TASR a) 293.1 311.9 310.2 329.2 320.6 433.5 419.4 431.6 388.3 358.9
incidence of in situ BRC crude rate 4.3 5.8 8.3 10.8 11.4 17.2 19.6 27.2 29.4 31.6
  ASR a 3.8 4.9 6.7 8.4 8.5 18.6 21.1 28.3 29.4 30.3
  15-49 (TASR a) 3.2 4.0 4.3 6.0 5.8 11.4 11.3 14.6 15.1 16.7
  50-69 (TASR a) 7.9 11.9 19.8 23.4 22.6 47.9 57.0 77.2 80.7 79.7
  70+ (TASR a) 7.7 7.7 9.6 11.7 14.9 42.7 52.5 72.1 74.3 76.6
BRC mortality crude rate 44.1 47.4 50.3 48.2 49.3 30.0 28.6 26.0 24.9 24.7
  ASR a 33.4 34.2 34.7 31.9 30.4 31.9 29.7 26.2 24.2 23.1
  15-49 (TASR a) 13.2 12.5 11.7 8.8 7.1 11.0 9.7 8.3 7.4 7.0
  50-69 (TASR a) 73.0 75.2 74.9 73.0 66.1 72.2 65.9 57.5 52.3 48.8
  70+ (TASR a) 143.7 152.2 162.0 152.2 159.0 141.3 137.1 124.0 117.8 114.2
  1. Incidence of invasive and in situ BRC (ICD-10 codes: C50/D05) and BRC mortality (ICD-10 code: C50) of women in Germany (Saarland) and the US (SEER 9/13 regions) between 1989 and 2008.
  2. BRC: breast cancer; ASR: age standardized rate; TASR: truncated age standardized rate; rates given as new cases/deaths per 100,000; for incidence, only the first tumour of the respective type was considered; a the US2000 standard population was used for standardization; b the coverage of SEER program was extended from 9 to 13 registries in 1992.