Bladder cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2012) accounting for 3% of all deaths from cancer.[1-3] Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death among men in the UK (2012), accounting for 4% of all male deaths from cancer. Among women in the UK, bladder cancer is the 13th most common cause of cancer death (2012), accounting for 2% of all female cancer deaths.
In 2012, there were 5,242 deaths from bladder cancer in the UK: 3,513 (67%) in men and 1,729 (33%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of around 2:1.[1-3] The
Bladder Cancer (C67), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.4||5.9||7.4||5.5||7.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.0||7.9||9.3||8.7||7.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.6||2.1||2.9||1.8||2.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||2.9||3.2||3.9||3.4||2.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.7||3.9||5.0||3.7||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.0||4.9||6.0||5.4||5.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Analysis of bladder cancer mortality rates throughout the UK shows some variation between health boundaries for both males and females, with higher rates in the Midlands in England and in parts of Scotland.[4,5]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, January 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/all-releases.html?definition=tcm%3A77-27475.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, March 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/general/ref-tables/index.html.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp22.htm.
- NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- NCIN. Cancer e-Atlas. European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, UK (England: former Primary Care Trusts; Wales; Scotland: NHS Health Boards; Northern Ireland: Health and Social Care Trusts), 2009-2011.