Kidney — ICD 189

  • Witold Zatonski
  • Nikolaus Becker


The ASMR for renal cancer in men was 1.6 in 1963 and 3.8 in 1982, while the respective figures for women were 1.0 and 2.0. The mortality rates increase exponentially from the age of 35–40 years to reach the highest value of 23 deaths per 100000 in men aged about 70 and 11 deaths per 100000 in women aged 70–80. The mortality rates increased throughout the period 1963–1982 at a constant mean annual rate of 8.21% in men and 4.69% in women. This increase occurred in all age groups and successive birth cohorts. In 1978 cancer of the kidney occurred most frequently in European men in Iceland and Czechoslovakia (6.8) and in Sweden (6.6). For women, it was most frequent in Denmark (4.0) and Sweden (3.7). Men had the lowest mortality rates in Bulgaria (1.3), Greece and Yugoslavia (1.7), while women’s rates were lowest in Greece (0.8), Bulgaria and Spain (1.0). With a rate of 3.3 for men and 1.8 for women Poland is a medium-risk country.


Birth Cohort Renal Cancer Geographical Distribution Pattern Confidence Case Successive Birth Cohort 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Witold Zatonski
    • 1
  • Nikolaus Becker
    • 2
  1. 1.Centrum Onkologii — Instytut M. Skłodowska CurieWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Deutsches KrebsforschungszentrumInstitut für Epidemiologie und BiometrieHeidelbergGermany

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