Stomach cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK (2013), accounting for 2% of all new cases. In males it is the 13th most common cancer (3% of the male total), while it is the 15th in females (1% of all new cases).[1-4]
In 2013, there were 7,067 new cases of stomach cancer in the UK: 4,564 (65%) in males and 2,503 (35%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 18:10.[1-4] The
Stomach Cancer (C16), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||16.7||19.2||18.9||20.5||17.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||17.8||24.1||22.9||28.0||18.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.0||8.1||9.4||6.9||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.7||11.0||11.8||11.0||8.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.4||13.8||13.9||13.7||12.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.0||16.5||16.1||17.7||12.6|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
Stomach cancer incidence rates throughout the UK vary significantly between cancer networks, with higher than average rates in the north of England and the West Midlands, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland.[5,6]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. 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, April 2015. 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, February 2015. 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, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
- NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- NCIN. Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed January 2014