Statistic Africa 2012

Summary statistics (2012)

AFRICA Male Female Both sexes
Population (thousands) 536179 536226 1072406
Number of new cancer cases (thousands) 362.0 484.9 847.0
  Age-standardised rate (W) 115.6 132.4 123.4
  Risk of getting cancer before age 75 (%) 12.3 13.4 12.8
Number of cancer deaths (thousands) 277.8 313.3 591.2
  Age-standardised rate (W) 92.9 88.7 89.8
  Risk of dying from cancer before age 75 (%) 9.5 9.4 9.4
5-year prevalent cases, adult population (thousands) 631.7 1148.4 1780.1
  Proportion (per 100,000) 198.3 354.6 277.1
5 most frequent cancers (ranking defined by total number of cases)
Prostate Breast Breast
Liver Cervix uteri Cervix uteri
Kaposi sarcoma Liver Prostate
Lung Colorectum Liver
Colorectum Ovary Colorectum
GLOBOCAN 2012 (IARC) Section of Cancer Surveillance (29/5/2015)