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Scotland has highest cancer rates

30th July 2007

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show Scotland is at the top of UK league table for new cases of cancer and deaths from the disease.

Between 2002 and 2004, Scotland had the highest overall incidence of the disease with 446 new cases in men for every 100,000 of the population and 379 in women, about 10% higher than the rest of the UK. Equivalent figures for Wales were 450 for men and 366 for women, compared with 394 and 338 in England, and 394 and 345 in Northern Ireland.

 

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