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Stomach cancer in NSW

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

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of stomach cancer have decreased significantly in males over the last ten years, but have not changed significantly in females.
  • Allowing for differences in age, males were 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with stomach cancer than females.
  • The majority of new stomach cancer cases were diagnosed in people aged 60 years and over: 80 per cent of both males and females.
Stomach cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 451 247 698
New cases, 2001 398 232 630
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 2.0% 1.4% 1.8%
Rank against all cancer, 2010 14 17 17
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 downward trend 12.2 5.6 downward trend 8.7
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 13.4 6.2 9.4
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 -1.4% -1.0% -1.2%
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 58 1 in 132 1 in 82
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 71 73 72

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

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

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

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Stomach cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

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Stomach cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 299 150 449
Total deaths, 2001 300 167 467
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 3.9% 2.5% 3.3%
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 9 12 11
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 8.1 3.3 5.5
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 10.5 4.4 6.9
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 1 in 87 1 in 231 1 in 131
Median age at death, 2010 72 77 74

 

Key mortality facts

  • The mortality rate from stomach cancer has been declining in both males and females since the early 1970s.
  • After allowing for differences in age, stomach cancer deaths were 2.5 times more likely to occur in males than in females.
  • The majority of stomach cancer deaths occurred in people aged 60 years and over: 82 per cent of males and 80 per cent of females.

Stomach cancer mortality, age standardised rate, 1972-20083

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Stomach 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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