Endometrial cancer is the sixth most commonly occurring cancer in women and the 15th most commonly occurring cancer overall. There were over 380,000 new cases in 2018. The top 25 countries with the highest rates of endometrial cancer in 2018 are given in the table below.

The Continuous Update Project Panel judged there is strong evidence that greater body fatness, greater adult attained height and glycaemic load increase the risk of endometrial cancer. There is strong evidence that being physically active and drinking coffee decrease the risk of endometrial cancer. There is some evidence that sedentary behaviours might increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Read about all the evidence in our Third Expert Report.

Age-standardised rates are used in the tables. This is a summary measure of the rate of disease that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardisation is necessary when comparing populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of dying from cancer.

Endometrial cancer rates

Belarus had the highest rate of endometrial cancer in 2018, followed by Samoa.

Rank Country Age-standardised rate per 100,000
1 Belarus 24.9
2 Samoa 24.8
3 Macedonia 24.3
4 Lithuania 24.0
5 Canada 23.6
6 Greece 21.5
7 Ukraine 21.4
8 US 20.1
9 Slovakia 19.7
10 Croatia 19.6
11 Serbia 19.2
12= Jamaica 19.1
12= Poland 19.1
12= Singapore 19.1
15 Czech Republic 18.9
16 Russia 18.7
17 Barbados 18.6
18= Ireland 18.5
18= Slovenia 18.5
20= Hungary 18.2
20= New Caledonia (France) 18.2
22 Bulgaria 18.0
23 Malta 17.8
24= Latvia 17.4
24= Puerto Rico 17.4