Dáil Éireann - Volume 475 - 18 February, 1997
Other Questions. - Cancer Incidence.
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
20. Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Health if he will give in tabular form statistics from the cancer registry which indicate the incidence of various types of cancer in males and females; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1971/97]
Mr. Noonan (Limerick East) Mr. Noonan (Limerick East)
Mr. Noonan (Limerick East): The information requested is set out in the table which has been circulated to the Deputy. The figures show incidence rates per 100,000 population in 1994 for the ten most frequently reported sites in males and females.
The Deputy will see from the table that there are variations between males and females in the incidence of various types of cancer. These variations may be due to the use of tobacco and alcohol, differences in diet and other lifestyle factors. However, cancer is generally seen as a multifactorial disease and it is rarely possible to identify a single causative factor. Overall variations in crude incidence rates will also result from differences in the population's age profile.
Cancer incidence per 100,000 population in 1994 for the ten most common sites in Males and Females.
Source: National Cancer Registry.
Dáil Éireann 475 Other Questions. Cancer Incidence.