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Table 1 Five-year relative survival (%) by socioeconomic disadvantage for 10 cancers in NSW, Australia, 1996–2000 and 2004–2008

From: Cancer survival in New South Wales, Australia: socioeconomic disparities remain despite overall improvements

Cancer Five-year relative survival (%)
1996–2000 2004–2008
Least Second Third Fourth Most Least Second Third Fourth Most
Stomach (C16) 33.4 24.6 27.6 24.9 25.2 35.2 31.6 28.1 31.0 26.1
Colorectum (C18-21) 63.5 60.8 60.9 59.6 60.2 68.7 66.0 66.1 64.6 64.7
Liver (C22) 22.7 16.3 10.6 13.4 11.5 22.6 18.4 14.7 19.8 17.1
Lung (C33-34) 16.2 16.4 14.5 15.0 14.5 18.1 17.2 16.3 17.0 14.2
Melanoma (C43) 91.0 91.1 92.2 88.8 90.2 92.1 90.9 90.3 89.2 90.4
Breast (C50) 87.8 85.7 83.9 83.9 83.2 92.6 88.5 87.9 88.4 89.2
Cervix (C53) 71.7 72.9 74.3 69.0 73.2 76.2 72.0 75.5 73.4 60.9
Uterus (C54-55) 81.4 80.5 79.0 80.0 79.2 84.8 77.2 74.5 79.1 83.1
Ovary (C56-57) 44.4 41.6 38.5 38.9 38.2 44.5 44.5 44.7 39.4 41.0
Prostate (C61) 85.9 84.0 84.5 83.4 81.8 94.4 93.6 91.0 94.5 90.6