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Table 1 Estimated age specific incidence (annual × 100,000) for breast cance in the Sulaimaniyah Governate and comparison with other Middle-Eastern countries and the United States [2, 3].

From: Breast cancer in kurdish women of northern Iraq: incidence, clinical stage, and case control analysis of parity and family risk

age Patients* Population Sulaimaniyah Israeli Arabs Jordan Egypt US
20-24 y 2 82,206 0.8 0.0 0.8 1.4 1.3
25-29 y 13 80,746 5.5 8.7 5.7 9.8 7.1
30-34 y 34 62,706 18.1 11.8 20.8 28.9 25.2
35-39 y 63 37,634 55.8 35.2 47.1 63.6 61.7
40-44 y 83 26,768 103.4 53.4 73.6 96.7 117.5
45-49 y 89 23,502 126.2 93.5 82.6 144.9 192.1
50-54 y 84 20,156 138.9 104.2 129.3 171.5 253.1
55-59 y 77 15,200 168.9 124.0 114.6 181.2 332.4
60-64 y 32 14,197 75.1 144.0 134.8 144.2 386.8
65-69 y 34 12,123 93.4 136.8 131.1 105.0 431.1
70-74 y 17 12,419 45.6 118.7 103.0 94.1 458.7
75+ y 11 15,970 22.9 96.4 77.6 99.6 458.7
  1. *The number of women reported as having breast cancer in the Sulaimaniyah Governate during the 3 year period 2006-2008.
  2. Population: estimates by age for Sulaimaniyah Governate.
  3. Abbreviation: US, United States