Thyroid cancer accounts for less than 1% of cancer deaths in the UK for males and females combined (2014) and is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death.[1-3] In males, it is the 20th most common cause of cancer death in the UK (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths), whilst in females it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).[1-3]
In 2014, there were 376 thyroid cancer deaths in the UK: 154 (41%) in males and 222 (59%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 7:10.[1-3] The
Thyroid Cancer (C73), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.5||0.0||0.2||0.1||0.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||0.5||0.9||1.5||0.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.1||0.4||0.3||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.8||0.6||1.0||1.6||0.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.1||0.4||0.4||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||0.5||0.9||1.4||0.7|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and
Thyroid cancer mortality rates throughout the UK show very little variation between health boundaries for both males and females.
- 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.
- European age-standardised mortality rate of thyroid cancer by local health authority in the UK, 2009-2011. These data were extracted from the UK Cancer Information Service, version 4.5b 001 on 29/10/2013.