Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the European Union and the European Economic Area, 1993-1997

IARC Scientific Publication No. 159

Edited by Boyle P, Smans M






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This atlas is the result of the collaboration of a Scientific Committee and the National Vital Statistics Offices in each of the 28 countries covered. The five years covered by the atlas (1993-1997) provide mortality rates based on 5.5 million cancer death, representing the cancer experience in a population with 2.2 billion person-years of risk. The aim of this publication is not only to present cancer patterns in Europe but also to stimulate further studies on cancer epidemiology and generate hypotheses for analytical epidemiological studies.
Cover Page, Contents


Chapter 1. Aims and objectives

Chapter 2. The mapping of cancer

Chapter 3. Cause of death statistics: production process, quality and international comparability

Chapter 4. Member States of the European Union and European Economic Area

Chapter 5. Regional variation and spatial correlation

Chapter 6. Cancer mortality patterns by site

Annex 1 - Map of the countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area

Annex 2 - Table of national age standardised (world) cancer mortality rate by site and sex, 1993-1997

Annex 3 - Table of populations by country, 1993-1997

Annex 4 - Cancer mortality maps by site