Cervical cancer incidence rates worldwide in 2018, by region

It was estimated that in 2018 there were 43.1 cervical cancer cases per 100,000 women in Southern Africa. Most cervical cancer cases are due to human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide.

Incidence rate of cervical cancer worldwide in 2018, by region

Rate per 100,000 women
Southern Africa43.1
Eastern Africa40.1
Western Africa29.6
Middle Africa26.8
South-Eastern Asia17.2
Eastern Europe16
South America15.2
Central America13
Southern Asia13
Central Asia12.2
Eastern Asia10.9
Northern Europe9.5
Southern Europe7.8
Northern Africa7.2
Western Europe6.8
Northern America6.4
Australia & New Zealand6
Western Asia4.1
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June 2019



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