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Table 1 Trends in mortality from intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary tract cancers, WHO Databank (EAPC = estimated annual percent change in age-adjusted mortality rates)

From: Worldwide trends in mortality from biliary tract malignancies

   Extrahepatic tumors Intrahepatic tumors
Region Country   EAPC   EAPC
   Years Male Female Years Male Female
Americas Canada 1970–1997 -1.9 -2.8 1979–1997 7.9 8.8
  USA 1970–1996 -2.5 -2.8 1979–1997 7.3 8.5
Oceania Australia 1970–1995 -1.9 -1.9 1979–1995 12.3 12.0
  New Zealand 1970–1996 -2.7 -3.1 1979–1996 4.4 3.4
Western Europe Austria 1970–1998 -1.5 -2.7 1980–1998 6.0 5.2
  Belgium 1970–1994 -1.5 -2.5    
  Former FDR 1970–1990 -0.9 -1.8    
  France 1970–1996 1.2 -0.1 1983–1996 10.0 5.2
  Germany 1990–1997 -1.2 -3.2 1991–1997 13.2 2.5
  Greece 1970–1997 3.2 2.2 1979–1997 1.8 2.4
  Ireland 1970–1996 -0.5 -2.5 1979–1996 10.9 8.5
  Italy 1970–1995 2.9 2.3 1986–1995 4.2 5.9
  Netherlands 1970–1995 -2.3 -3.9 1979–1995 3.5 0.2
  Portugal 1984–1998 1.7 -0.1 1984–1996 10.4 10.3
  Spain 1970–1994 2.9 3.0 1982–1995 18.3 12.7
  UK 1970–1996 -3.7 -3.1 1979–1997 8.8 9.6
Central Europe Czech 1986–1993 0.3 -2.2 1986–1993 -8.5 -5.6
  Former Czech 1970–1991 1.4 0.6    
  Former GDR 1976–1990 -0.5 -1.9    
  Hungary 1970–1995 1.1 -0.6 1979–1995 1.5 2.1
  Slovenia 1985–1996 -1.3 -2.5 1988–1996 22.1 10.3
Northern Europe Iceland 1971–1995 -2.1 -2.3    
  Norway 1970–1995 0.1 -0.9 1989–1995 -3.0 -2.5
  Sweden 1970–1995 0.6 -0.5 1987–1996 9.1 3.5
Asia / Middle East Israel 1970–1991 -3.9 -4.4 1987–1996 -3.1 2.9
  Japan 1970–1994 3.2 2.4 1979–1994 7.4 0.9
  Singapore 1970–1996 1.7 1.0 1979–1998 6.1 6.0