Incidence

Overall Trend
  • In 2014, there were 101 new cases of lung cancer among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The incidence rate was 76.9 (61.8, 92.0) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 67.8 (66.4, 69.1) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates have declined locally and provincially, with rates for Chatham-Kent generally higher than rates for Ontario.
Age-standardized incidence rate for lung cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for lung cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2010-2014
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, incidence rates increased significantly with increasing age.
Incidence rate for lung cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Incidence rate for lung cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher rates than Ontario females. The opposite trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
Age-standardized incidence rate for lung cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014
Age-standardized incidence rate for lung cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014

Mortality

Overall Trend
  • In 2015, there were 87 deaths due to lung cancer among Chatham-Kent residents.
  • The mortality rate was 63.9 (50.4, 77.5) per 100,000 which was significantly higher than the rate of 45.7 (44.7, 46.8) per 100,000 for Ontario.
  • Over time, rates have fluctuated locally, while provincial rates have gradually decreased. Rates in Chatham-Kent have generally been higher than rates for Ontario.
Age-standardized mortality rate for lung cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for lung cancer, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2003-2015
By Age Group
  • For Ontario, mortality rates increased significantly with increasing age. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however not all differences between age groups were significant.  
  • In Chatham-Kent, those between the ages of 65 to 79 experienced a significantly higher mortality rate compared Ontarians of the same age group.
Mortality rate for lung cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Mortality rate for lung cancer, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
By Sex
  • Ontario males experienced significantly higher incidence rates than Ontario females. A similar trend was observed for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
  • Chatham-Kent females experienced significantly higher rates than Ontario females.
Age-standardized mortality rate for lung cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015
Age-standardized mortality rate for lung cancer, by sex, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2015