Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 13% of all new cases. It is the second most common cancer in both males (14% of all male cases) and females (12% of all female cases).[1-4]
In 2014, there were 46,403 new cases of lung cancer in the UK: 24,769 (53%) in males and 21,634 (47%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 11:10.[1-4] The
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||90.3||86.8||117.9||87.6||93.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||92.8||96.9||127.2||102.3||95.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||64.2||61.2||91.8||64.8||67.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||66.2||68.9||99.0||76.3||68.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||75.8||73.5||103.9||76.2||78.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||77.4||79.6||109.6||85.3||80.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For lung cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C33-C34