Stomach cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK (2014), 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 6,682 new cases of stomach cancer in the UK: 4,353 (65%) in males and 2,329 (35%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 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, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||15.4||19.5||16.9||17.2||16.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||16.5||24.4||20.5||24.2||17.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.4||6.2||8.6||9.0||6.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.0||8.8||10.9||13.5||7.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.6||12.6||12.5||13.2||11.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.1||15.3||14.6||17.2||11.6|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For stomach cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD10 C16