OECD Cancer Statistics

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This dataset contains cancer statistics for countries members of OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), for OECD key partners and countries in accession negotiations with OECD. The estimated values for the two types of indicators, cancer frequency and cancer incidence, cover the years 1998, 2000, 2002, 2008 and 2012.


The dataset is provided by OECD (The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) whose mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD’s work is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside OECD area, and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments. The OECD Secretariat collects and analyses data, after which committees discuss policy regarding this information, the Council makes decisions, and then governments implement recommendations. The OECD Health Datasets offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems.

Main data sources are GLOBOCAN and EUCAN databases of The International Agency for Research on Cancer. Because the sources of data are continuously improving in quality and extent, estimates may not be truly comparable over time. The observed differences may be the result of a change in methodology and should not be interpreted as a time trend effect. All incidence measures are calculated at 100,000 population. ICD-10 codes are provided for a complete understanding of type of cancers included.

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1998, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012

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OECD Members and Partners Countries


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OECD Health Statistics, OECD Health Indicators, OECD Countries, OECD Cancer Incidence, Cancer Statistics, Pulmonary Cancer Statistics, Colon Cancer Statistics, Breast Cancer Statistics, Cervix Cancer Statistics, Prostate Cancer Statistics

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OECD Countries And Partners Cancer Statistics, OECD Cancer Incidence And Frequency Statistics

YearThe year corresponding to the value for indicator, gender and type of cancerdaterequired : 1
CountryThe name of the country member or partner of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_AbbreviationThe abbreviated name of the country member or partner of OECD or in accession negotiations with OECDstringrequired : 1
Country_StatusSpecifies if the country is member or partner or has an accession agreement with OECDstringenum : Array required : 1
IndicatorSpecifies whether is incidence or frequencystringenum : Array required : 1
Indicator_CodeThe original OECD code used for the indicator and genderstringrequired : 1
GenderThe gender of the population group for which the estimated value of the indicator is calculatedstringenum : Array required : 1
Cancer_TypeOne of the five types of cancer included or all cancer typesstringenum : Array required : 1
Icd_10_ClassificationThe ICD-10 code/s provided for the cancer typesstringenum : Array required : 1
Cancer_Type_CodeThe original OECD code used for the cancer typestringrequired : 1
ValueThe calculated value for the indicator taking into consideration the gender and cancer typenumberlevel : Ratio
1998ItalyITAOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA290.7
2000ItalyITAOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA290.5
2002ItalyITAOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA321.3
2008ItalyITAOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA310.0
2012ItalyITAOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA312.9
2002JapanJPNOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA261.5
2008JapanJPNOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA247.3
2012JapanJPNOECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA260.4
2002KoreaKOROECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA285.7
2008KoreaKOROECD memberIncidenceINCITHTHMalesMalignant neoplasmsC00-C97CANCTOCA309.4