Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014) accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the sixth most common cause of cancer death (4% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 12th most common cause of cancer death in females (2% of female cancer deaths).[1-3]
In 2014, there were 5,369 bladder cancer deaths in the UK: 3,614 (67%) in males and 1,755 (33%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 21:10.[1-3] The
Bladder Cancer (C67), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||14.7||11.7||13.9||10.3||14.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||15.7||15.7||17.4||16.3||15.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.8||3.8||5.4||3.6||4.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.3||5.9||7.2||6.6||5.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.9||7.5||8.9||6.7||8.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.4||9.5||10.7||9.7||9.4|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
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, 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.
- 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.