Cancer is primarily a disease of older people, with mortality rates increasing with age for most cancers.[1-3] In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year more than half (53%) of deaths were in people aged 75 and over.
All Cancers (C00-C97) Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, UK, 2012-2014
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregistrationsummarytables/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015.Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.