Special Report

Countries With the Highest Cancer Rates

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5. United States
> Cancer diagnosis rate: 352.2 new cases per 100,000 residents
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.7 years
> Annual health expenditure per capita: $9,536
> Population 65 and over: 15.4%

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4. Hungary
> Cancer diagnosis rate: 368.1 new cases per 100,000 residents
> Life expectancy at birth: 75.6 years
> Annual health expenditure per capita: $1,912
> Population 65 and over: 18.6%

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3. Ireland
> Cancer diagnosis rate: 373.7 new cases per 100,000 residents
> Life expectancy at birth: 81.6 years
> Annual health expenditure per capita: $5,335
> Population 65 and over: 13.9%

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2. New Zealand
> Cancer diagnosis rate: 438.1 new cases per 100,000 residents
> Life expectancy at birth: 81.6 years
> Annual health expenditure per capita: $3,530
> Population 65 and over: 15.3%

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1. Australia
> Cancer diagnosis rate: 468.0 new cases per 100,000 residents
> Life expectancy at birth: 82.5 years
> Annual health expenditure per capita: $4,492
> Population 65 and over: 15.5%