Worldwide Cancer Rate Statistics

by: cancercompass

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) recently released statistics regarding the highest overall cancer rates in the world - with Denmark as the highest and South African Republic with the lowest of the top 50 list.


1.    Denmark (326)
2.    Ireland (317)
3.    Australia (314)
4.    New Zealand (309)
5.    Belgium (307)
6.    France (metropolitan) (300)
       USA (300)
8.    Norway (299)
9.    Canada (297)
10.  Czech Republic (295)

The research is based on per 100,000 of the population. In other words, for the United States, every year 300 out of every 100,000 people develop some form of cancer.

According to The Guardian, WCRF claims that these statistics are "likely to be partly because high-income countries are better at diagnosing and recording new cases of cancer. But a large part of the reason is also that high-income countries tend to have higher levels of obesity and alcohol consumption, and lower levels of physical activity."

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