Oropharynx cancer incidence rates worldwide in 2018, by region and gender

It was estimated that in 2018 there were 4.1 oropharynx cancer cases per 100,000 men in Eastern Europe and only 0.7 oropharynx cancer cases per 100,000 women. Most oropharynx cancer cases are due to human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide.

Incidence rate of oropharynx cancer worldwide in 2018, by region and gender

MaleFemale
Eastern Africa0.40.3
Middle Africa0.70.2
Northern Africa0.30.1
Southern Africa1.40.3
Western Africa0.30.2
Caribbean4.30.8
Central America0.60.2
Northern America3.90.8
South America2.50.5
Central Asia0.90.4
Eastern Asia0.60.1
Southern Asia2.40.4
South-Eastern Asia10.3
Western Asia0.30.1
Eastern Europe4.10.7
Northern Europe3.91.1
Southern Europe2.20.4
Western Europe41.6
Australia & New Zealand40.8
Melanesia3.50.2
Polynesia1.8-
World1.80.4
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Rates are age-standardized.

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