In 2016, 2,435 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to the malignant neoplasm of oesophagus, commonly known as oesophageal cancer, which accounted for 1.2% of hospitalization due to all types of cancers.
In 2016, 335 persons died from oesophageal cancer, accounting for 2.4% of all cancer deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 8.1 and 1.6 per 100,000 population of respective sex.
The age-standardized death rates due to oesophageal cancer for both sexes decreased between 1981 and 2016. The age-standardized death rates of male were higher than those of female.
In 2016, the male age-specific death rate due to oesophageal cancer generally increased with age from 40 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.