Eye cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from eye cancer, 2014, UK

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage eye cancer is of total cancer deaths, 2014, UK

Age

Peak rate of eye cancer deaths, 2012-2014, UK

 

Trend over time

Eye cancer mortality rates have decreased by 54% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Eye cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2014) for both males and females.[1-3]

In 2014, there were 122 eye cancer deaths in the UK: 55 (45%) in males and 67 (55%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 8:10.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 eye cancer death for every 100,000 males in the UK, and less than 1 for every 100,000 females.

The European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates (AS rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK for either sex.[1-3]

Eye Cancer (C69), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 44 1 9 1 55
Crude Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.3
Female Deaths 56 2 7 2 67
Crude Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.2 -0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3
Persons Deaths 100 3 16 3 122
Crude Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.2

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits around the AS Rate

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Eye cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older males and females. In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year almost 6 in 10 (56%) deaths were in people aged 70 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 50-54, and more sharply from around age 75-79 with the highest rates in the 90+ age group in both sexes. Mortality rates are not significantly different between males and females in all age groups.[1-3]

Eye Cancer (C69), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, UK, 2012-2014

For most cancer types, mortality by age largely reflects incidence and survival by age, e.g. typically, higher incidence and lower survival in older people results in higher mortality in older people.

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
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Eye cancer mortality rates have decreased by 54% in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] For males and females the pattern is similar and much of the decrease has occurred since the early 1990s.

For males, European Age-Standardised (AS) mortality rates decreased by 56% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014. For females, rates decreased by 54% in this period.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), eye cancer AS mortality rates have remained stable in the UK, for males and females combined and separately.[1-3]

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, UK, 1971-2014

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends, e.g. increased incidence without sufficient survival improvement results in increased mortality.

Eye cancer mortality rates have decreased overall for all of the broad age groups in the UK since the early 1970s. [1-3] The largest decrease has been in people aged 0-24, with rates falling by 74% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, Persons, UK, 1971-2014

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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