Colorectal carcinoma is a disease occurring mainly in developed countries. The highest incidence in terms of continents is in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest is in Africa and Asia. The four countries with the highest global incidence of colorectal carcinoma in both sexes in 2012 were South Korea, Slovakia, Hungary and the Netherlands.
The Czech Republic is at the forefront of global incidences, both for males (ranked 4th in 2012) and females (ranked 16th in 2012). In terms of long-term trends, the incidence of colorectal cancer in the Czech Republic has been steadily increasing over the last 30 years, and mortality has also increased over the same period. In 2013, the incidence of colorectal cancer (diagnosis C18-C21) in the Czech Republic was 76.74/100,000 inhabitants  and the mortality rate was 35.35/100,000 inhabitants. Current information on the incidence and mortality of colorectal carcinoma in the Czech Republic can be found on the website of the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of Masaryk University.
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