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Table 9 Ranking of selected regional cancer deaths by site, 2000

From: Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. results for the global burden of disease 2000

WHO sub region
AfrE (high child and adult mortality) EurA (very low child and adult mortality) SearB (low child and adult mortality)
site Number of death (000s) Proportion of total (%) site Number of death (000s) Proportion death of total (%) site Number of death (000s) Proportion death of total (%)
Both sexes         
Cervix uteri 37.3 12.4 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 207.1 19.5 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 48.3 16.1
Liver 35.3 11.7 Colon and rectum 141.6 13.3 Liver 39.4 13.1
Breast 23.8 7.9 Breast 92.7 8.7 Breast 29.4 9.8
Mouth and oropharynx 21.6 7.2 Prostate 70.1 6.6 Colon and rectum 28.5 9.5
Oesophagus 20.7 6.9 Stomach 66.7 6.3 Mouth and oropharynx 19.4 6.5
Lymphomas and myeloma 19.2 6.4 Lymphomas and myeloma 55.0 5.2 Lymphomas and myeloma 16.2 5.4
Prostate 19.2 6.4 Pancreas 53.6 5.0 Cervix uteri 15.6 5.2
Stomach 17.1 5.7 Liver 38.5 3.6 Leukaemia 15.1 5.0
Colon and rectum 14.3 4.8 Bladder 37.6 3.5 Stomach 13.1 4.3
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 14.0 4.6 Leukaemia 37.2 3.5 Ovary 8.8 2.9
Leukaemia 12.4 4.1 Oesophagus 29.2 2.7 Prostate 8.5 2.8
Ovary 6.9 2.3 Ovary 25.7 2.4 Pancreas 7.0 2.3
Bladder 6.3 2.1 Mouth and oropharynx 24.9 2.3 Bladder 6.2 2.1
Melanoma of the skin 5.3 1.8 Corpus uteri 16.0 1.5 Oesophagus 5.9 2.0
Pancreas 5.3 1.8 Melanoma of the skin 15.5 1.5 Corpus uteri 4.1 1.4
Corpus uteri 1.7 0.6 Cervix uteri 8.3 0.8 Melanoma of the skin 1.8 0.6
Males         
Liver 24.9 15.9 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 158.0 26.6 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 40.8 25.2
Prostate 19.2 12.2 Colon and rectum 72.0 12.1 Liver 28.4 17.6
Mouth and oropharynx 14.4 9.2 Prostate 70.1 11.8 Colon and rectum 14.6 9.1
Lymphomas and myeloma 14.0 8.9 Stomach 38.8 6.5 Mouth and oropharynx 13.8 8.5
Oesophagus 13.8 8.8 Lymphomas and myeloma 27.6 4.6 Lymphomas and myeloma 10.0 6.2
Stomach 9.9 6.3 Bladder 27.1 4.6 Prostate 8.5 5.3
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 9.4 6.0 Pancreas 26.7 4.5 Leukaemia 7.8 4.8
Colon and rectum 9.0 5.7 Liver 25.3 4.3 Stomach 7.5 4.6
Leukaemia 7.3 4.7 Oesophagus 21.4 3.6 Bladder 4.7 2.9
Bladder 4.3 2.7 Leukaemia 20.0 3.4 Pancreas 3.6 2.2
Pancreas 2.8 1.8 Mouth and oropharynx 19.2 3.2 Oesophagus 3.6 2.2
Melanoma of the skin 2.3 1.4 Melanoma of the skin 8.3 1.4 Melanoma of the skin 0.7 0.5
Females         
Cervix uteri 37.3 25.9 Breast 91.8 19.6 Breast 29.3 21.1
Breast 23.8 16.5 Colon and rectum 69.6 14.9 Cervix uteri 15.6 11.3
Liver 10.3 7.2 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 49.2 10.5 Colon and rectum 13.9 10.0
Stomach 7.2 5.0 Stomach 27.8 6.0 Liver 11.0 7.9
Mouth and oropharynx 7.2 5.0 Lymphomas and myeloma 27.4 5.9 Ovary 8.8 6.3
Ovary 6.9 4.8 Pancreas 26.9 5.8 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 7.5 5.4
Oesophagus 6.8 4.8 Ovary 25.7 5.5 Leukaemia 7.2 5.2
Colon and rectum 5.3 3.7 Leukaemia 17.2 3.7 Lymphomas and myeloma 6.2 4.5
Lymphomas and myeloma 5.3 3.7 Corpus uteri 16.0 3.4 Mouth and oropharynx 5.6 4.0
Leukaemia 5.1 3.5 Liver 13.3 2.8 Stomach 5.6 4.0
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 4.5 3.2 Bladder 10.5 2.2 Corpus uteri 4.1 2.9
Melanoma of the skin 3.0 2.1 Cervix uteri 8.3 1.8 Pancreas 3.4 2.4
Pancreas 2.5 1.8 Oesophagus 7.8 1.7 Oesophagus 2.4 1.7
Bladder 2.0 1.4 Melanoma of the skin 7.2 1.5 Bladder 1.5 1.1
Corpus uteri 1.7 1.2 Mouth and oropharynx 5.7 1.2 Melanoma of the skin 1.0 0.7