Liver cancer is the 12th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2012), accounting for 3% of all deaths from cancer.[1-3] Liver cancer is the 12th most common cause of cancer death among men in the UK (2012), accounting for 3% of all male deaths from cancer. Among women in the UK, liver cancer is the 11th most common cause of cancer death(2012), accounting for 2% of all female cancer deaths.
In 2012 there were 4,514 deaths from liver cancer in the UK: 2,675 (59%) in men and 1,839 (41%) in women, 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, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.2||4.9||6.2||4.7||6.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.7||7.0||8.0||7.7||6.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.2||2.9||3.2||2.4||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.6||4.4||4.3||4.4||3.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.7||4.1||4.8||3.8||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.0||5.3||5.8||5.5||5.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Analysis of liver cancer mortality rates throughout the UK shows significant variation between health boundaries for both males and females, with the highest rates being 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, January 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/all-releases.html?definition=tcm%3A77-27475.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, March 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/general/ref-tables/index.html.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp22.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.