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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Oesophageal cancer corresponds to codes 150 in ICD-9 and C15 in ICD-10.