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Kidney cancer in NSW

The latest incidence data and trends for kidney cancer in NSW.

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of kidney cancer have not changed significantly over the last ten years.
  • After allowing for differences in age, males were 1.8 times more likely than females to be diagnosed with kidney cancer.
  • Kidney cancer incidence was higher in males than in females across most age categories.
  • The majority of new kidney cancer cases were diagnosed in people aged 60 years and over: 66 per cent of males and 74 per cent of females.
Kidney cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 644 404 1,048
New cases, 2001 541 355 896
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 2.9% 2.4% 2.7%
Rank against all cancer, 2010 10 13 11
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 17.0 9.6 13.2
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 17.7 9.9 13.4
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 0.7% 0.0% 0.5%
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 46 1 in 79 1 in 59
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 64 72 66

upward trend Increasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

downward trend Decreasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

Kidney cancer incidence, age-standardised rate, NSW, 1972-2010

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Kidney cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

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Kidney cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 197 148 345
Total deaths, 2001 200 138 338
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 2.6% 2.4% 2.5%
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 17 13 17
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 5.3 3.2 4.2
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 6.7 3.7 5.0
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 133 1 in 210 1 in 165
Median age at death, 2010 73 79 77

Key mortality facts

  • The mortality rate from kidney cancer has been declining in females since the early 1990s.
  • After allowing for differences in age, kidney cancer deaths were 1.7 times more likely to occur in males than in females.
  • Kidney cancer deaths were higher in males than in females across most age categories.
  • The majority of kidney cancer deaths occurred in people aged 60 years and over: 86 per cent of males and 91 per cent of females.

Kidney cancer mortality, age-standardised rate, 1972-20083

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Kidney cancer deaths by age group, NSW, 2010

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Notes

  1. ASR is age-standardised rate, standardised to the Australian 2001 population.
  2. APC is the average Annual Percent Change in ASR calculated from a log linear model, fitted to rates over the years 2001 to 2010. For further information refer to Appendix 4 of the Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.
  3. At the time this report was produced, 2009 death data had not been processed and 2009 incidence excludes death certificate only (DCO) cases. For further information please refer to Appendix 3 of Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.

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