Table 17
Cancer mortality rates for women and men aged 65 years and over, by type of cancer, Canada, 1981 and 2007

Table 17
Cancer mortality rates for women and men aged 65 years and over, by type of cancer, Canada, 1981 and 2007

Table summary
This table displays the results of Cancer mortality rates for women and men aged 65 years and over. The information is grouped by Type of cancer appearing as row headers and is grouped by 65 to 74 years, 75 to 84 years, 85 years and over, 1981, 2007 appearing as column headers, calculated using deaths per 100,000 population as a unit of measure.
Type of cancer 65 to 74 years 75 to 84 years 85 years and over
1981 2007 1981 2007 1981 2007
deaths per 100,000 population
Lung 213.9 244.7 260.6 364.5 182.2 346.1
Women 81.3 196.2 83.4 260.2 69.3 248.5
Men 373.1 298.2 527.2 505.8 414.0 558.5
Breast (Women) 108.5 77.4 143.3 133.5 223.8 236.4
Prostate (Men) 94.0 62.8 323.8 227.9 676.5 672.4
Colorectal 80.6 59.4 155.5 122.7 244.7 224.5
Women 72.6 46.1 138.3 103.4 232.2 215.1
Men 90.3 74.1 181.4 148.8 270.3 245.1
Other cancers 424.8 388.5 728.1 738.1 1,052.8 1,179.3
Women 348.9 314.2 613.4 602.7 920.3 1,041.6
Men 515.9 470.2 900.8 921.5 1,324.8 1,478.9
Note: 1981: World Health Organization (WHO). International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Ninth Revision (ICD-9). 2007: World Health Organization (WHO). International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10).
Source: Statistics Canada, Health Statistics Division and Demography Division.
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