Change in Overweight- and Obesity-Related Invasive Cancer Incidence, 2005–2014

Notes: Among adults.
Average annual percent change (AAPC) was calculated using joinpoint regression, which allowed different slopes for two periods; the year at which slopes changed could vary by age. All AAPCs were significantly different from zero (p<0.05) except for colorectal cancer in persons aged 20–49 years.
Overweight- and obesity-related cancer (adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; cancers of the breast [in postmenopausal women], colon and rectum, endometrium, gallbladder, gastric cardia, kidney, liver, ovary, pancreas, and thyroid; meningioma; and multiple myeloma) rates were calculated with and without colorectal cancer because colorectal cancer screening can detect precancerous polyps before they become cancerous, which might affect cancer incidence.
Cancer incidence compiled from cancer registries that meet the data quality criteria for all invasive cancer sites combined for each year during the period 2005–2014 (covering 99% of the U.S. population).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Trends in Incidence of Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity — United States, 2005–2014