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Table 1 Estimated number of ovarian cancer incident cases by region of the world in 2012

From: Global patterns and trends in ovarian cancer incidence: age, period and birth cohort analysis

Area Female Population (thousands) Incident cases ASR
World 3,496,728 238,719 6.1
By development level
 More developed regions 639,750 99,752 9.2
 Less developed regions 2,856,978 138,967 5.0
By human development level
 Very high human development 583,579 84,723 8.5
 High human development 529,972 45,263 7.3
 Medium human development 1,732,608 87,421 4.7
 Low human development 649,116 21,203 4.7
Africa 536,226 17,755 4.8
 Sub-Saharan Africa 432,311 12,705 4.6
 Eastern Africa 176,946 5907 5.5
 Middle Africa 66,998 1561 4.1
 Northern Africa 103,915 5050 5.6
 Southern Africa 29,530 1417 5.2
 Western Africa 158,836 3820 3.6
Central and South America and Caribbean 305,376 17,921 5.6
 Caribbean 21,261 1205 5.0
 Central America 81,200 3918 5.0
 South America 202,913 12,798 5.8
North America 177,315 23,529 8.1
Asia 2,075,183 111,887 5.0
 Eastern Asia 769,611 48,341 4.7
 South-Eastern Asia 304,912 19,932 6.5
 South-Central Asia 884,657 38,388 4.9
 Western Asia 116,002 5226 5.3
Europe 383,793 65,584 9.9
 Central and Eastern Europe 156,037 28,259 11.4
 Northern Europe 50,931 10,023 11
 Southern Europe 80,058 12,872 9.1
 Western Europe 96,765 14,430 7.5
Oceania 18,833 2043 8.0
 Australia/New Zealand 13,758 1718 7.6
 Melanesia 4468 294 8.1
 Micronesia 271 9 3.0
 Polynesia 334 22 6.8
  1. ASR age-standardized rate. Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary index of life expectancy, education period, and income per capita. The HDI was defined as low (< 0.534), medium (0.534–0.710), high (0.710–0.796) and very high (> 0.796)
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