Table 1:

Thyroid carcinoma overall incidence and mortality, stratified by patient sex and tumor characteristics

Year
19901993200020062009
Total incidence5.435.587.5311.114.1
Total mortality0.370.490.550.480.5
Incidence in subgroups
    Sex
        Male2.873.583.985.746.84
        Female7.897.5410.9816.3521.2
    Tumor histology
        Papillary4.29 (79%)4.31 (77%)6.36 (84%)9.51 (86%)12.47 (88%)
        Follicular0.75 (14%)0.83 (15%)0.79 (10%)1.09 (10%)1.14 (8%)
        Medullary0.13 (2%)0.2 (4%)0.19 (3%)0.2 (2%)0.21 (1%)
        Anaplastic0.04 (1%)0.09 (2%)0.05 (1%)0.06 (1%)0.11 (1%)
        Other0.22 (4%)0.16 (3%)0.14 (2%)0.23 (2%)0.18 (1%)
    Tumor size
        <10 mm0.71 (13%)0.82 (15%)1.47 (20%)3.15 (28%)4.38 (31%)
        10–14 mm0.57 (10%)0.55 (10%)0.85 (11%)1.6 (14%)2.15 (15%)
        15–19 mm0.55 (10%)0.61 (11%)0.89 (12%)1.36 (12%)1.86 (13%)
        20–29 mm0.99 (18%)1.04 (19%)1.35 (18%)1.79 (16%)2.14 (15%)
        30–39 mm0.51 (9%)0.56 (10%)0.66 (9%)0.96 (9%)1.22 (9%)
        ≥40 mm0.61 (11%)0.68 (12%)0.86 (11%)1.4 (13%)1.57 (11%)
    Tumor stage
        Localized or unstaged2.97 (55%)3.05 (55%)4.49 (60%)7.12 (64%)9.09 (64%)
        Regional2.04 (38%)2.14 (38%)2.61 (35%)3.49 (31%)4.33 (31%)
        Distant0.42 (8%)0.4 (7%)0.42 (6%)0.49 (4%)0.68 (5%)
  • Note:—Incidence is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people per year. The numbers in parentheses are percentages of the total incidence. The years 1993–2006 represent the period for which annual CT volume data are also available.