In the Czech Republic, cancer incidence is high at 288.5 per 100,000 population above the OECD average of 260.9 in 2008, and risk factors are increasing (adult obesity is rising), smoking and alcohol consumption are among the highest in the OECD countries.
Czechs also suffer from high cancer mortality rates. In 2011, there were nearly 240 deaths from cancer per 100,000 persons. That is the fifth highest number within the OECD universe.
Having said that, the mortality rate has dropped by 25% in between 1990-2011. That is the third largest improvement within the OECD region.
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