Source: National Safety Council via Simple Complexity

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Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world’s leading cause of death by 2010 and will disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries (World Cancer Report).

Global Burden of Cancer: double by 2020, triple by 2030.
Projections for 2008: 12 million new cancer diagnoses, 7 millions deaths worldwide
Projections for 2030: 26 million new cancer diagnoses, 17 million deaths worldwide

Global increases in cancer incidence of about 1% are expected each year, with larger increases in China, Russia, and India.

Factors contributing to increased rates in less-developed countries:

  • Adoption of Western-style habits such as tobacco use and higher-fat diets
  • Projected population increase of 38% by 2030.

Source: JAMA


2 thoughts on “Odds of Dying

  1. Cancer is already the single biggest cause of death in Japan. 50 percent of men smoke and around 13 percent of women. The government owns 50 percent of Japan Tobacco. These facts seem somehow related… and Japan is a rich country.

    1. This information is shocking… Japan definitely needs reforms to improve prevention and cleanse the government…

      More statistics from WHO:

      – A survey in the early 1990s found that 44% of male physicians smoke in Japan.
      – Japan has some of the weakest anti-tobacco laws for a developed nation, with few smoke-free public areas.


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