Malignant melanoma is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2012), accounting for 1% of all deaths from cancer.[1-3] Malignant melanoma is the 17th most common cause of cancer death among men in the UK (2012), accounting for 1% of all male deaths from cancer. Among women in the UK, malignant melanoma is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2012), accounting for 1% of all female cancer deaths.[1-3]
In 2012, there were 2,148 deaths from malignant melanoma in the UK: 1,243 (58%) in men and 905 (42%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of 14:10.[1-3] The
Malignant Melanoma (C43), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.9||2.8||2.8||1.4||3.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.3||4.4||4.1||3.3||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||1.8||1.8||1.4||1.0||1.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||2.0||3.0||2.2||2.4||2.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.3||2.5||2.2||1.4||2.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||2.6||3.5||2.9||2.6||2.6|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Analysis of malignant melanoma mortality rates throughout the UK shows very little variation between health boundaries for both males and females.[5,6]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, January 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/all-releases.html?definition=tcm%3A77-27475.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, March 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/general/ref-tables/index.html.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp22.htm.
- National Cancer Intelligence Unit. Mortality, Incidence and Gender – Malignant melanoma. 2012.
- NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- NCIN. Cancer e-Atlas. European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, UK (England: former Primary Care Trusts; Wales; Scotland: NHS Health Boards; Northern Ireland: Health and Social Care Trusts), 2009-2011.