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Nasopharyngeal Cancer

In 2015, 6,803 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to the malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx, commonly known as nasopharyngeal cancer, which accounted for 3.3% of hospitalization due to all types of cancers.
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In 2015, 327 people died from nasopharygneal cancer, accounting for 2.3% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 7.7 and 1.7 per 100,000 population of respective sex.
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In general, the age-standardized death rate was higher in male than those of female.
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In 2015, the age-specific death rates of male were normally higher than those of female in all age groups.
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Note(s):
Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision. Hence, caution should be exercised when interpreting the trend of diseases across 2000 and 2001.

Nasopharyngeal cancer corresponds to codes 147 in ICD-9 and C11 in ICD-10.