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Pancreatic cancer in NSW

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

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of pancreatic cancer in both males and females have increased significantly over the last ten years.
  • After allowing for differences in age, males were 1.3 times more likely than females to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • More males were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer than females across all age categories, except for the 80 years and over age category.
  • The majority of new pancreatic cancer cases were diagnosed in people aged 60 years and over: 80 per cent of males and 88 per cent of females.
Pancreatic cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 485 459 944
New cases, 2001 335 292 627
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 2.2% 2.7% 2.4%
Rank against all cancer, 2010 13 11 13
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 upward trend 13.1 upward trend 10.1 upward trend 11.5
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 11.3 7.8 9.3
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 1.7% 2.1% 2.0%
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 57 1 in 68 1 in 62
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 71 76 74

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

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

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

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Pancreatic cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

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Pancreatic cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 407 397 804
Total deaths, 2001 275 261 536
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 5.3% 6.5% 5.9%
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 6 6 6
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 11.0 8.8 9.8
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 9.3 6.9 8.0
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 65 1 in 74 1 in 69
Median age at death, 2010 72 78 75

 

Key mortality facts

  • Pancreatic cancer deaths ranked sixth in males, females and overall.
  • The mortality rate from pancreatic cancer has been increasing in males since the mid 1990s and females since the 1970s.
  • After allowing for differences in age, pancreatic cancer deaths were 1.3 times more likely to occur in males than in females.
  • The majority of pancreatic cancer deaths occurred in people aged 60 years and over: 81 per cent of males and 90 per cent of females.

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

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Pancreatic 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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