Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK (2013), accounting for 12% of all new cases. It is the third most common cancer in both males (13% of the male total) and females (11%) separately.[1-4]
In 2013, there were 41,112 new cases of bowel cancer in the UK: 22,957 (56%) in men and 18,155 (44%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of 13:10.[1-4] The
Bowel Cancer (C18-C20), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||85.5||91.1||91.9||92.5||87.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||88.0||101.4||100.1||107.7||89.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||55.3||52.5||59.9||61.7||56.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||57.1||59.7||65.9||72.9||57.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||69.2||71.4||75.0||77.8||70.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||70.7||77.5||79.9||87.0||71.9|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
The highest incidence rates are in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England for males and in the east and south-west England for females.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/search/index.html?newquery=cancer+registrations
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, February 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242pid=59080
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/
- National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer e-atlas. Accessed January 2012.