Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer among females in the UK (2011), accounting for around 2% of all new cases of cancer in females.[1-4]
In 2011, there were 3,064 new cases of cervical cancer in the UK. The crude incidence rate[glossary- crude rate] shows that there are around 10 new cervical cancer cases for every 100,000 females in the UK.
Cervical Cancer (C53), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2011
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
There was considerable geographical variation in cervical cancer incidence rates across the UK in the 1990s, with the highest rates in the north of England and Scotland, and the lowest rates in London, the east and south-east of England. Similarly, the latest analyses of cervical cancer incidence rates across the former cancer networks throughout the UK report significant variation. The highest incidence rates are in parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England, and the lowest rates are in the south and east of England.[6-8]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2013. Similar data can be found here:
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2013. 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, June 2013. Similar data can be found here:
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/.
- Quinn M, Wood H, Cooper N, et al, eds. Cancer Atlas of the United Kingdom and Ireland 1991–2000. Studies on Medical and Population Subjects No. 68. London: ONS; 2005.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer e-Atlas.
- Trent Cancer Registry. Profile of Cervical Cancer in England Incidence: Mortality and Survival. Sheffield: Trent Cancer Registry/NHS Cancer Screening Programmes; 2012.