Myeloma is the 15th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the 15th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 15th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (2% of all female cancer deaths).
In 2014, there were 2,928 myeloma deaths in the UK:1,596 (55%) in males and 1,332 (45%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-3] The
Myeloma (C90), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.0||4.3||4.8||4.6||6.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.7||6.8||6.9||8.7||6.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.8||2.9||3.3||3.7||3.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.2||4.7||4.7||6.8||4.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.8||3.9||4.2||4.5||4.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.2||5.4||5.4||7.0||5.2|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Analysis of myeloma mortality rates throughout the UK shows very little variation between health boundaries for both males and females.
- 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.
- NCIN. Trends in the incidence and survival of multiple myeloma in South East England 1985-2004, Haematological malignancies & cancer registration in England (2004-2008)