Stomach cancer is the 15th most common cancer in the UK (2011), accounting for 2% of all new cases. In males it is the 11th most common cancer (3% of the male total), while it is the 15th in females (2%).[1-4]
In 2011, there were 7,089 new cases of stomach cancer in the UK: 4,615 (65%) in men and 2,474 (35%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of nearly 19:10.[1-4] The
Stomach Cancer (C16), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2011
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.5||13.0||11.2||11.8||10.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.2||16.3||13.5||16.5||11.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.2||4.4||5.3||5.2||4.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.6||6.1||6.8||7.9||4.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.1||8.6||8.2||8.8||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.5||10.3||9.5||11.4||7.8|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Stomach cancer incidence in the UK has been highest in the north of England, Wales and Scotland since at least the 1990s. The latest analysis of stomach cancer incidence rates throughout the UK still reports significant variation between cancer networks, with higher than average rates in the north of England and the West Midlands, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.[6,7]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, June 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=59080.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/.
- Quinn M, Wood H, Cooper N, et al, eds. Cancer Atlas of the United Kingdom and Ireland 1991–2000. Studies on Medical and Population Subjects No. 68. London: ONS; 2005.
- NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- NCIN. Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed January 2014