Liver cancer is the ninth most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the seventh most common cause of cancer death in the UK (4% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 10th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (3% of all female cancer deaths).[1-3]
In 2014, there were 5,091 liver cancer deaths in the UK: 3,055 (60%) in males and 2,036 (40%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 15:10.[1-3] The
Liver Cancer (C22), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.7||11.7||13.9||9.2||11.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.6||15.5||17.3||14.5||12.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.9||4.5||6.0||4.0||5.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.5||6.7||7.9||7.3||6.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.2||8.2||9.8||6.8||8.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.7||10.3||11.6||9.8||8.9|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Liver cancer mortality rates vary significantly throughout the UK between health boundaries for both males and females, with the highest rates in parts of Northern England and inner city London, and the lowest rates in Southern England and parts of Wales.
- 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 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.
- Liver cancer (C22) European age-standardised mortality rates by UK Health Boundaries, 2009-2011. These data were extracted from the UK Cancer Information Service, version 4.5b 001 on 17/10/2013.