Limpopo adult chart
When figures are provided by both WHO and the South African government, and the figures are different, this can be because the WHO is always providing estimated figures, whereas the South African government is providing actual figures.
This is worldwide the third highest incidence of any country after India and China, and the incidence has increased by 400% over the past 15 years.It is estimated that it will remain the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017 (Table 1).In 2013, there were 11,174 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in Australia (6,627 males and 4,548 females).In 2017, it is estimated that 12,434 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (7,094 males and 5,340 females).
In 2013, the age–standardised incidence rate was 43 cases per 100,000 persons (55 for males and 33 for females).
Approximately 5.2 million people in South Africa were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by the year 2010, with just over 30% initiated on highly active antiretroviral therapy by 2011.