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Ovarian cancer in NSW

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

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of ovarian cancer have not changed significantly over the last ten years.
  • The majority of new ovarian cancer cases were diagnosed in women aged 50 years and over (82 per cent).
  • Ovarian cancer incidence ranked 12th in females.
Ovarian cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 - 444 -
New cases, 2001 - 384 -
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 - 2.6% -
Rank against all cancer, 2010 - 12 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 - 10.7 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 - 10.8 -
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 - -0.9% -
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 - 1 in 80 -
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 - 64 -

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

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

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

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Ovarian cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

Source data
Ovarian cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 - 301 -
Total deaths, 2001 - 277 -
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 - 5.0% -
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 - 7 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 - 6.9 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 - 7.5 -
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 - 1 in 111 -
Median age at death, 2010 - 70 -

Key mortality facts

  • Ovarian cancer deaths ranked seventh in females.
  • The mortality rate from ovarian cancer has been declining steadily since the early 1970s.
  • The number of deaths from ovarian cancer increases with age.
  • The majority of ovarian cancer deaths occurred in people aged 60 years and over: 75 per cent of females.

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

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Ovarian 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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