Oesophageal cancer is the 14th most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 2% of all new cases. In males it is the ninth most common cancer (3% of male total), whilst it is the 14th most common in females (2%).[1-4]
In 2014, there were 8,919 new cases of oesophageal cancer in the UK: 6,019 (67%) in males and 2,900 (33%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 21:10.[1-4] The
Oesophageal Cancer (C15), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||21.3||19.1||25.6||18.3||21.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||22.5||24.0||30.0||25.2||23.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||8.4||7.1||9.8||6.1||8.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.1||9.8||12.2||10.0||9.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||14.5||13.1||17.4||12.6||14.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||15.2||15.8||19.8||16.5||15.5|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the lower and upper
For oesophageal 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, ICD10 C15