Stomach cancer is the 12th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths.[1-3] In males, it is the eighth most common cause of cancer death in the UK (3% of all male cancer deaths), whilst it is the 13th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK (2% of all female cancer deaths).[1-3]
In 2014, there were 4,576 stomach cancer deaths in the UK: 2,919 (64%) in males and 1,657 (36%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 18:10.[1-3] The
Stomach Cancer (C16), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.5||13.4||12.4||12.3||11.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.3||17.6||15.7||18.4||11.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.4||4.8||5.7||5.5||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.9||7.0||7.6||9.1||5.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.1||9.0||8.8||9.0||7.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.6||11.2||10.5||12.4||8.0|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Stomach cancer mortality rates throughout the UK vary significantly between health boundaries for both males and females, with the highest rates being in parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland, North East England and the Midlands. The lowest rates are in Southern and South West England.[4,5]
- 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.
- 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.