Prevalence and Incidence of Digestive system cancer


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Digestive system cancer usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Digestive system cancer at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Digestive system cancer refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Digestive system cancer diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Incidence (annual) of Digestive system cancer: 255,640 new cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 1,063 or 0.09% or 255,640 people in USA [about data]

Incidence statistics about Digestive system cancer: The following statistics relate to the incidence of Digestive system cancer:

  • 135,410 new male cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 120,230 new female cases for digestive system cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

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