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Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

20 May 2020

Introduction

Cervical cancer has been the ninth commonest cancer among females in Hong Kong and accounted for 3.2% of all new cancer cases in females in 2017.

Incidence

In 2017, 516 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and the crude incidence rate was 12.9 per 100000 female population. The age-standardised incidence rate was 8.4 per 100000 standard population.

Number of new cases and crude incidence rate of cervical cancer, 1983-2000 (View)

Number of new cases and crude incidence rate of cervical cancer, 2001-2017 (View)

Mortality

Cervical cancer is the eighth leading cause of female cancer deaths in Hong Kong. In 2018, a total of 163 women died from this cancer, accounting for 2.7% of female cancer deaths. The crude death rate of cervical cancer was 4.0 per 100000 female population. The age-standardised death rate of cervical cancer was 2.2 per 100000 standard population. 

Number of registered deaths and crude death rate of cervical cancer, 1981-2000 (View)

Number of registered deaths and crude death rate of cervical cancer, 2001-2018 (View)

Trends of incidence and mortality

The age-standardised incidence rate of cervical cancer had a downward trend between 1983 and 2017. Also, the age-standardised death rate had a downward trend between 1981 and 2018.

Age-standardised incidence and death rates* of cervical cancer, 1981-2018

Age-standardised incidence and death rates of cervical cancer, 1981-2018

Notes:

*

Age-standardised rates are compiled based on the world standard population specified in GPE Discussion Paper Series: No.31, EIP/GPE/EBD, World Health Organization, 2001.

 

 

Data in the above charts from 1996 onwards are compiled based on the population estimates under the "resident population" approach instead of the "extended de facto" approach.

 

 

Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision.

Sources:

 

Census and Statistics Department
Department of Health
Hong Kong Cancer Registry, Hospital Authority

Cervical cancer corresponds to codes 180 in ICD-9 and C53 in ICD-10.

For more information about the latest cancer statistics in Hong Kong, please visit the website of the Hong Kong Cancer Registry.

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