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

Nasopharyngeal Cancer

In 2016, 6,783 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.



In 2016, 327 people died from nasopharygneal cancer, accounting for 2.3% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 7.5 and 1.9 per 100,000 population of respective sex.



In general, the age-standardized death rate was higher in male than those of female.



In 2016, the age-specific death rates of male were normally higher than those of female in all age groups.