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Home Health Facts Major Disease Burden Major Causes of Death Cancers Oesophageal Cancer

Oesophageal Cancer

In 2015, 2,241 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to the malignant neoplasm of oesophagus, commonly known as oesophageal cancer, which accounted for 1.1% of hospitalization due to all types of cancers.



In 2015, 299 persons died from oesophageal cancer, accounting for 2.1% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 7.2 and 1.5 per 100,000 population of respective sex.



The age-standardized death rates due to oesophageal cancer for both sexes decreased between 1981 and 2015. The age-standardized death rates of male were higher than those of female.



In 2015, the male age-specific death rate due to oesophageal cancer generally increased with age from 35 years onwards. The female age-specific death rate remained low until the age of 65 years, and the values increased gradually with age. In general, the age-specific death rates of male were higher than those of female.