• Trends in national mortality rates •  

Graphs showing time trends in mortality rates

Female cancer mortality at age 1-14 years in

selected western European nations: 1950-2006

Graph showing cancer mortality in some western European nations, 1950-2006.

Method: Mortality rates calculated using data from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Division, then standardised for age (by taking unweighted averages of component rates) and smoothed (as weighted 3-year moving averages). For details, see the Info page.

Caution: Trends can reflect not only changes in disease occurrence or treatment, but also changes in how a cause of death is defined or coded.

WHO mortality rates for particular countries, ages and causes of death