Malignant melanoma is the 17th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the 16th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 16th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (1% of all female cancer deaths).[1-3]
In 2014, there were 2,459 malignant melanoma deaths in the UK: 1,431 (58%) in males and 1,028 (42%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 14:10.[1-3] The
Malignant Melanoma (C43), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.2||4.5||3.7||3.1||5.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.8||7.0||5.5||6.6||5.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.9||3.2||2.1||1.7||2.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.3||5.2||3.3||4.0||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.0||4.1||3.0||2.6||4.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.4||5.6||4.0||4.5||4.3|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Malignant melanoma mortality rates throughout the UK show very little variation between health boundaries for both males and females.[5,6]
- 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.
- 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.