Penile cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from penile cancer, 2014, UK

 

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage penile cancer is of male cancer deaths, 2014, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of penile cancer deaths, 2012-2014, UK

 

Trend over time

Penile cancer mortality rates have decreased by 33% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Penile cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in males in the UK (2014).[1-3]

In 2014, there were 129 penile cancer deaths in the UK.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 penile cancer death for every 100,000 males in the UK.

The European age-standardised mortality rates Open a glossary item (AS rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK.[1-3]

Penile Cancer (C60), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Males, UK, 2014

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
Deaths 103 11 13 2 129
Crude Rate 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.4
AS Rate 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.5
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.4 0.3 0.3 -0.1 0.4
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.6 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.6

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item low around the AS rate.

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Penile cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older males. In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year almost half (47%) of deaths were in males aged 75 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 45-49, and more sharply from around age 70-74, with the highest rates in the 90+ age group.[1-3]

Penile cancer (C60), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, Males, UK, 2012-2014

For most cancer types, mortality by age largely reflects incidence and survival by age, e.g. typically, higher incidence and lower survival in older people results in higher mortality in older people.

References

  1. 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.
  2. Data were provided by the 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.
  3. 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.
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Penile cancer European Age-Standardised Open a glossary item (AS) mortality rates decreased by 33% in males between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.[1-3]

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), penile cancer AS mortality rates in males have remained stable.[1-3]

Penile Cancer (C60), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, Males, UK, 1971-2014

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends, e.g. increased incidence without sufficient survival improvement results in increased mortality.

Penile cancer mortality rates have remained stable overall for most of the broad adult age groups in the UK since the early 1970s, but have decreased in males aged 80+.[1-3]

Penile Cancer (C60), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, Males, UK, 1971-2014

References

  1. 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.
  2. Data were provided by the 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.
  3. 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.
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There is evidence for a strong association between penile cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 138% higher for males living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Penile Cancer (C60), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Males, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in penile cancer mortality between males living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1] It has been estimated that there would have been around 30 fewer cancer deaths each year in England during 2007-2011 if all males experienced the same mortality rates as the least deprived.[1]

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