We find the highest cancer death rates for women (126 or more per 100,000 population) in Mongolia, Denmark, Albania, Macedonia, Uganda, and Honduras.
The cancer death rate for men is the highest (150 per 100,000 people) in most parts of the world, compared to women. Countries with high death rates for males include most European countries, Middle Eastern nations, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, China, Japan, South and North Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, and Cuba. Other countries with high death rates for males (126 or above per 100,000 people) include the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.
We can only speculate about the factor behind this disparity in numbers of cancer death rates for men and women worldwide.
For detailed information, please visit:
- World Health Organization (WHO): Global Health Observatory Map Gallery: Cancer, Death Rates per 100,000 population, age standardized – Females, 2008
- World Health Organization (WHO): Global Health Observatory Map Gallery: Cancer, Death Rates per 100,000 population, age standardized – Males, 2008