Mesothelioma incidence rates have increased by 71% in the UK since the early 1990s.[1-4] This includes a slightly larger increase for males than for females. This includes a larger increase for females than for males. Mesothelioma incidence rates increased by 198% (persons) in Great Britain between 1979-1981 and 1991-1993.[1-3]
For females, European
Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), mesothelioma AS incidence rates have increased by 10% for males and females combined, which includes a larger increase in females (25%) than males (6%).[1-4]
Mesothelioma (C45), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, by Sex, UK, 1993-2014
Mesothelioma incidence rates in the UK have overall increased for many of the broad age groups since the early 1990s but have decreased in people aged 25-49 and 50-59.[1-4] The largest increase have been in people aged 80 and over, with European AS incidence rates increasing more than quadruple (310% increase) between 1993-1995 and 2012-2014. The largest decrease has been in people aged 25-49 with rates decreasing by 69% between 1993-1995 and 2012-2014.
Mesothelioma (C45), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, by Age, Persons, UK, 1993-2014
For mesothelioma, like most cancer types, incidence trends largely reflect changing prevalence of risk factors and improvements in diagnosis and data recording. Recent incidence trends are influenced by risk factor prevalence in years past, and trends by age group reflect risk factor exposure in birth cohorts.
- 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, 1993-2014, ICD-10 C45