Brain, other CNS and intracranial tumours are the eighth most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, they are the ninth most common cause of cancer death in the UK (3% of all male cancer deaths), whilst they are the seventh most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (3% of all female cancer deaths).
In 2014, there were 5,223 brain, other CNS and intracranial tumour deaths in the UK: 2,881 (55%) in males and 2,342 (45%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-3] The
Brain, Other CNS and Intracranial Tumours (C70-C72, C75.1-C75.3, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, and D44.3-D44.5), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.0||8.6||9.2||8.5||10.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||10.8||11.9||11.8||13.3||10.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.8||6.6||7.2||4.6||7.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.4||9.4||9.4||8.0||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.1||7.7||8.2||6.8||8.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.6||9.8||9.8||9.6||9.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Malignant brain tumours (ICD-10 C71) mortality rates throughout the UK shows small but significant variation between health boundaries, with no clear geographical pattern for both males and females; however, as with variation in incidence, it is unknown whether this variation is real or reflects differences in registration practices.
- 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 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.