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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Health >> Health conditions >> Cancer >> Mortality

During the period from January 1998 to December 2000, lung cancer recorded an average crude mortality rate of 41 per 100,000 persons per year, the highest rate of any cancer. Lung cancer also recorded the highest average crude mortality rate for each region of Tasmania.

Breast cancer and prostate cancer were both reponsible for an average crude mortality rate of 31 per 100,000 females or males respectively per year.


MORTALITY OF MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED CANCERS, Tasmanian regions - January 1998-December 2000

Cancer site
Greater Hobart-
Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

Number (3 year total)
Lung
299
165
119
583
Colon
141
75
72
288
Unspecified site
122
65
47
234
Breast
105
65
53
223
Prostate
106
55
58
219
Rectum
74
49
37
160
All lymphomas
73
34
36
143
Pancreas
72
27
29
128
Stomach
55
32
24
111
All leukaemias
59
23
15
97

Average crude rate(a)(b)(c)
Lung
43
41
37
41
Colon
21
19
22
20
Unspecified site
18
16
14
17
Breast(d)
30
32
32
31
Prostate(d)
31
28
36
31
Rectum
11
12
11
11
All lymphomas
11
9
11
10
Pancreas
10
7
9
9
Stomach
8
8
7
8
All leukaemias
9
6
5
7

(a) Per 100,000 persons per year (excluding prostate and breast cancer, which are sex-specific and therefore calculated for the relevant population).
(b) These are average crude rates and have not been age standardised. Cancer registries generally produce age standardised rates.
(c) An average Estimated Resident Population figure (average of 1998 to 2000 figures) was used to calculate average crude rates per year.
(d) The rate for prostate cancer relates to 100,000 males per year and the rate for breast cancer relates to 100,000 females per year.

Source: Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania.


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