Table. Estimated numbers and age-standardised breast cancer incidence and mortality rates* in women per 100,000 in 2018.3
*Age-standardised rate (W): A rate is the number of new cases or deaths per 100,000 persons per year. An age-standardised rate is the rate that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardization is necessary when comparing several populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of cancer.
**WHO Europe region includes 53 countries. Incidence data include all countries except for Andorra, Monaco and San Marino.