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What is the European age-standardised rate (EASR)?
This is the rate that would have been found if the population of Ireland had the same age-composition (proportion of total population in each five year age class) as a hypothetical European population, known as the European Standard Population (ESP). The ESP used here is that which was introduced in 1976a and shown in the table below.
The rates are calculated by applying the age-specific rates for the location being studied to a theoretical European standard population, usually expressed per 100,000 persons per year.
The 1976 European Standard Population
|Age group (years)||Population (number)|
|85 and over||1,000|
a: Waterhouse JAH, Muir CS, Correa P, Powell J, eds. Cancer incidence in five continents. Lyon: IARC, 1976; 3:456