Female deaths from cancer

per 100,000 women, 1950–2014

Info Edit
    1950 Ranking
    1. Scotland 134.96
    2. Netherlands 132.07
    3. Northern Ireland 128.31
    4. England and Wales 120.38
    5. United Kingdom 120.26
    6. Canada 119.82
    7. New Zealand 115.51
    8. United States 112.88
    9. Ireland 105.79
    10. France 105.41
    11. Australia 103.47
    12. Japan 92.71
    13. El Salvador 34.71
    2014 Ranking
    1. Slovakia 99.81
    2. Austria 83.91
    3. Malta 73.03
    4. Singapore 69.15
    5. Mauritius 60.29

    An age-standardised rate (ASR) is a summary measure of the rate that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardization is necessary when comparing several populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of dying from cancer. The ASR is a weighted mean of the age-specific rates; the weights are taken from population distribution of the standard population. The most frequently used standard population is the World Standard Population. The calculated mortality rate is then called age-standardised mortality rate (world). The world standard population used within the application is as proposed by Segi (1960) and modified by Doll and al. (1966). The ASR is also expressed per 100,000.

    Source: WHO