Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 11% of all new cases. It is the third most common cancer in both males (12% of the male total) and females (10%) separately.[1-4]
In 2014, there were 41,265 new cases of bowel cancer in the UK: 22,844 (55%) in males and 18,421 (45%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of 12:10.[1-4] The
Bowel Cancer (C18-C20), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||83.3||89.4||88.9||88.0||84.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||85.7||99.6||96.9||102.7||87.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||55.5||55.9||56.3||55.6||56.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||57.3||63.2||62.0||66.1||57.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||68.3||72.2||71.7||72.3||69.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||69.8||78.3||76.5||81.1||70.7|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For bowel cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
Differences between countries reflects risk factor prevalence and coding change and differences in definitions.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C18-C20