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Table 4 Age distribution of upper GI malignancy

From: Trends in upper gastrointestinal diagnosis over four decades in Lusaka, Zambia: a retrospective analysis of endoscopic findings

Age group (years) 1977–1985a 1987–1996 1997–2006 2007–2014 Total
Oesophageal cancer
16–44 4 (13) 13 (31) 12 (21) 82 (27) 111 (25)
45–59 14 (47) 17 (40) 22 (39) 102 (33) 155 (35)
60 and over 12 (40) 12 (29) 22 (39) 125 (40) 171 (39)
Gastric cancer
16–44 4 (19) 12 (29) 38 (37) 46 (22) 100 (27)
45–59 8 (38) 13 (32) 25 (24) 67 (33) 113 (31)
60 and over 9 (43) 16 (39) 39 (38) 92 (45) 156 (42)
  1. aNo data from 1986 retrieved. Decades are not uniform as in Table 1