Oral cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the 14th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (1% of all female cancer deaths).
In 2014, there were 2,386 oral cancer deaths in the UK: 1,613 (68%) in males and 773 (32%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 21:10.[1-3] The
Oral Cancer (C00-C06, C09-C10, C12-C14), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.3||3.7||6.9||6.3||5.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.9||5.9||9.2||10.6||6.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.1||2.0||2.5||1.7||2.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||2.4||3.6||3.9||4.0||2.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.7||3.1||4.8||4.2||3.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.0||4.5||6.1||6.5||4.2|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Oral cancer (C02-C04 and C06) mortality rates throughout England shows vary significantly between health boundaries for both males and females, with the highest rates being in Northern England and the lowest rates in parts of Southern England.
- 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.
- Oxford Cancer Intelligence Unit. Profile of Head and Neck Cancers in England. London: NCIN ; 2010.