Gallbladder cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from gallbladder cancer, 2014, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

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

 

Age

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

 

Trend over time

Gallbladder cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Gallbladder cancer accounts for less than 1% of cancer deaths in the UK for males and females combined (2014) and is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death.[1-3] In males, it is the 20th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths), whilst in females it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).[1-3]

In 2014, there were 571 gallbladder cancer deaths in the UK: 154 (27%) in males and 417 (73%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 4:10.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 gallbladder cancer death for every 100,000 males in the UK, and 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]

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), 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 126 4 14 10 154
Crude Rate 0.5 0.3 0.5 1.1 0.5
AS Rate 0.6 0.3 0.6 1.4 0.6
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.5 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.5
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.7 0.6 0.9 2.3 0.7
Female Deaths 345 23 30 19 417
Crude Rate 1.3 1.5 1.1 2.0 1.3
AS Rate 1.3 1.3 1.1 2.3 1.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.1 0.8 0.7 1.2 1.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.4 1.9 1.5 3.3 1.4
Persons Deaths 471 27 44 29 571
Crude Rate 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.6 0.9
AS Rate 1.0 0.9 0.9 1.9 1.0
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.2 0.9
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.0 1.2 1.2 2.6 1.1

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item 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 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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Gallbladder 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 (57%) deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise sharply from around age 50-54, peak in the 85-89 age group in females, and subsequently drop. Rates peak in the 90+ age group in males. Mortality rates are significantly higher for females than for males for those aged between 50-54 85-89 and this gap is widest at the ages of 50-54, when the female:male ratio of age-specific  rates (to account for the different proportions of females to males in each age group) is around 38:10.

Gallbladder cancer (C23), 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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Gallbladder cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] This includes a larger overall increase for males than females. For females there has been a decrease followed by an increase during this time.

For males, European Age-Standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates decreased by 48% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014. For females, rates decreased by 53% between 1971-1973 and 2002-2004 and then increased by 29% between 2002-2004 and 2012-2014.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates have increased by 21% for males and females combined, however this includes stable rates in males and an increase in females (28%).[1-3]

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), 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.

Gallbladder cancer mortality rates have decreased overall for all of the broad adult age groups in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in people aged 50-59, with rates falling by 60% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, 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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