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Statistics by Country for Thyroid cancer

Incidence (annual) of Thyroid cancer:

20,700 annual cases in USA (SEER 2002 estimate); 19,500 annual cases in the USA (NCI); 14,900 women and 4,600 men annually (NCI).

Incidence Rate for Thyroid cancer: approx 1 in 13,140 or 0.01% or 20,700 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Thyroid cancer to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Thyroid cancer to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Thyroid cancer are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Thyroid cancer in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Thyroid cancer in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 22,348 293,655,4051
Canada 2,473 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 7,987 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Thyroid cancer in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 20 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 1,086 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 407 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Thyroid cancer in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 296 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Thyroid cancer in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 14,010 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 1,204 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 3,219 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 471 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 2,096 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 1,903 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Thyroid cancer in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 411 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 396 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 22 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 683 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Thyroid cancer in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 4,586 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 787 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 4,598 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 302 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 35 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 2 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 1,241 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 4,586 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 222 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Thyroid cancer in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 622 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 94 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 6,272 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 763 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 2 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 2,939 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 412 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 153 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 567 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Thyroid cancer in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 784 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 102 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 175 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 274 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 10,956 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 3,632 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Thyroid cancer in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 598 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 800 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 3,065 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 357 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Thyroid cancer in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 4,418 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 810 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Thyroid cancer in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 269 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 31 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 572 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 342 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 155 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 1,701 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 823 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Thyroid cancer in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 209 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Thyroid cancer in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 1,152 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 533 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 2,009 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Thyroid cancer in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 98,846 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 521 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 9,690 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 33 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 1,727 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 3,670 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 1,731 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Thyroid cancer in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 5,243 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Thyroid cancer in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 2,169 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 10,756 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 166 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 81,055 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 12,115 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 1,514 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Thyroid cancer in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 77 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 18,146 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 461 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 1,790 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 6,563 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 331 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 4,936 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 6,290 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Thyroid cancer in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 100 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 5,137 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 1,931 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 471 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 427 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 171 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 287 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 1,963 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 1,371 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 192 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 175 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 1,523 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Thyroid cancer in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 5,792 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 428 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 2,979 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Thyroid cancer in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 228 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 1,579 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 258 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 864 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 1,350 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 825 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 447 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Thyroid cancer in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 284 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 725 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 4,438 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 626 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Thyroid cancer in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 5,428 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 2,510 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 632 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 2,745 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 2,008 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Thyroid cancer in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 835 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 124 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 3,382 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 88 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 839 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 279 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Thyroid cancer in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,515 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 303 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 412 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Thyroid cancer:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Thyroid cancer are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Thyroid cancer statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Thyroid cancer in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Thyroid cancer:

The word 'prevalence' of Thyroid cancer usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Thyroid cancer at any given time (i.e. people with Thyroid cancer). The term 'incidence' of Thyroid cancer means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Thyroid cancer diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Thyroid cancer). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short 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.

1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004

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