This chart shows the rate of mesothelioma in the U.S., independent of the increasing population. It appears to have peaked in the mid 1990’s and is now slowly declining. This is probably due to the fact that there are fewer asbestos products sold in the U.S.
This chart shows the rate of mesothelioma in the U.S. by age for Whites, African-Americans, and Hispanics. The lines track together, but the rates are highest for Whites.
This chart compares the incidence rates of mesothelioma in the U.S. for men and women from 1975-2014. It’s clear that the rate for women is about one-quarter the rate for men. This is probably due to the fact that men have greater exposure to asbestos. In addition, we see that the peak was in the mid 1990’s but that there is a bigger decrease for men than for women. This difference has not been explained.
This chart shows the 5-year relative survival rates from 1975 to 2010. Survival rates were flat and even decreasing up to 2000. After that year, survival has steadily increased. This is due, in part, to the introduction of HIPEC for peritoneal mesothelioma and more effective surgeries for pleural mesothelioma.