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Table 1 Comparison of the estimated crude and age-standardized incidence rates (cases per 100 000) of renal cancer in Germany from 2005 through 2006 obtained from hospitalization data to those generated by cancer registries

From: A novel approach for estimating the nationwide incidence of renal cancer

Definition Cases Crude rate (per 100 000) Age-stand. rate (per 100 000)
   Rate SE Rate SE
Men      
Hospitalization data      
Definition 1: Main or secondary diagnosis of renal cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 9,882 21.1 0.2 16.5 0.2
Definition 2: Main diagnosis of renal cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 9,306 20.0 0.2 15.6 0.2
Definition 3: Main diagnosis of renal cancer and no simultaneous diagnosis of renal pelvis cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 9,256 19.9 0.2 15.5 0.2
Cancer registries 9,400 20.2 0.2 15.7 0.2
Women      
Hospitalization data      
Definition 1: Main or secondary diagnosis of renal cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 6,060 12.5 0.2 8.5 0.1
Definition 2: Main diagnosis of renal cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 5,691 11.7 0.2 8.0 0.1
Definition 3: Main diagnosis of renal cancer and no simultaneous diagnosis of renal pelvis cancer, partial or total nephrectomy 5,660 11.7 0.2 7.9 0.1
Cancer registries 5,604 11.6 0.2 7.6 0.1
  1. Legend: Federal States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg have been excluded; SE: standard error; Death certificate only (DCO) cases were excluded from the cancer registry data.