Taiwan’s lung cancer death rate
Taiwan’s lung cancer death rate ranks 15th in the world, next to North Korea.
In 2018, lung cancer death rate in North Korea was 36.2/100,000 people.
In 2018, only 23.4% of Taiwanese men smoke. Thus, Taiwan’s high lung cancer mortality rate cannot be contributed to smoking and second hand smoke. The only culprit is PM 2.5 air pollution.
According to statistics compiled by Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, 51.9% of people first diagnosed as having lung cancer are already in their 4th stage.
Taiwan’s lung cancer deaths in 2014 numbered 9,167 people. In 2015, they numbered 9,232. In 2016 they numbered 9,372. In 2017 they numbered 9,235. In 2018, they numbered 9,338.