Incidence: men
  Mortality: men
  Incidence: women
  Mortality: women

Stomach Cancer
Estimated Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2012

Estimated numbers (thousands)MenWomenBoth sexes
CasesDeaths5-year prev.CasesDeaths5-year prev.CasesDeaths5-year prev.
 World63146910313202545079527231538
 More developed regions1751073729968193275175565
 Less developed regions456362659221186315677548974
 WHO Africa region (AFRO)1010149812191826
 WHO Americas region (PAHO)5239843426548565138
 WHO East Mediterranean region (EMRO)1513199811232131
 WHO Europe region (EURO)9875136645186162126222
 WHO South-East Asia region (SEARO)605654302829918382
 WHO Western Pacific region (WPRO)3962767241751343155714101039
 IARC membership (24 countries)23214844912486226355234675
 United States of America137208512211232
 China283221419122104175405325594
 India434131201814635945
 European Union (EU-28)5135743123458258119
  

Estimated age-standardised rates (World) per 100,000
   At a glance

Almost one million new cases of stomach cancer were estimated to have occurred in 2012 (952,000 cases, 6.8% of the total), making it the fifth most common malignancy in the world, after cancers of the lung, breast, colorectum and prostate. This represents a substantive change since the very first estimates in 1975 when stomach cancer was the most common neoplasm. More than 70% of cases (677,000 cases) occur in developing countries (456,000 in men, 221,000 in women), and half the world total occurs in Eastern Asia (mainly in China). Age-standardized incidence rates are about twice as high in men as in women, ranging from 3.3 in Western Africa to 35.4 in Eastern Asia for men, and from 2.6 in Western Africa to 13.8 in Eastern Asia for women.

Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both sexes worldwide (723,000 deaths, 8.8% of the total). The highest estimated mortality rates are in Eastern Asia (24 per 100,000 in men, 9.8 per 100,000 in women), the lowest in Northern America (2.8 and 1.5, respectively). High mortality rates are also present in both sexes in Central and Eastern Europe, and in Central and South America.
  
GLOBOCAN 2012 (IARC) , Section of Cancer Surveillance (27/5/2016)

Estimated Stomach Cancer Incidence Worldwide in 2012: Men
Estimated age-standardised rates (World) per 100,000

 Trends in incidence of stomach cancer in selected countries: age-standardised rate (W) per 100,000, men
*Regional data *Regional data *Regional data
NORDCAN (www.ancr.nu)
ECO (eco.iarc.fr)
England: www.ons.gov.uk
CI5.iarc.fr CI5.iarc.fr
Australia: www.aihw.gov.au
New Zealand: www.health.govt.nz
USA: seer.cancer.gov
GLOBOCAN 2012 (IARC) , Section of Cancer Surveillance (27/5/2016)

Estimated Stomach Cancer Mortality Worldwide in 2012: Men
Estimated age-standardised rates (World) per 100,000

 Trends in mortality from stomach cancer in selected countries: age-standardised rate (W) per 100,000, men
WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/) WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/) WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/)
GLOBOCAN 2012 (IARC) , Section of Cancer Surveillance (27/5/2016)

Estimated Stomach Cancer Incidence Worldwide in 2012: Women
Estimated age-standardised rates (World) per 100,000

 Trends in incidence of stomach cancer in selected countries: age-standardised rate (W) per 100,000, women
*Regional data *Regional data *Regional data
NORDCAN (www.ancr.nu)
ECO (eco.iarc.fr)
England: www.ons.gov.uk
CI5.iarc.fr CI5.iarc.fr
Australia: www.aihw.gov.au
New Zealand: www.health.govt.nz
USA: seer.cancer.gov
GLOBOCAN 2012 (IARC) , Section of Cancer Surveillance (27/5/2016)

Estimated Stomach Cancer Mortality Worldwide in 2012: Women
Estimated age-standardised rates (World) per 100,000

 Trends in mortality from stomach cancer in selected countries: age-standardised rate (W) per 100,000, women
WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/) WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/) WHO (www.who.int/healthinfo/en/)