Thyroid cancer accounts for 0.2% of all deaths from cancer in the UK (2012).[1-3] Thyroid cancer accounts for 0.2% of all males deaths from cancer in the UK (2012), and also accounts for 0.2% of all female cancer deaths in the UK (2012).
In 2012, there were 373 deaths from thyroid cancer in the UK: 143 (38%) in men and 230 (62%) in women, giving a male:female ratio of around 6:10.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there are 0.5 thyroid cancer deaths for every 100,000 males in the UK, and 0.7 for every 100,000 females.
Thyroid Cancer (C73), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.3||0.2||0.2||0.0||0.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.4||0.8||0.6||0.8||0.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.4||0.2||0.1||0.4||0.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.5||0.7||0.4||1.4||0.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.3||0.3||0.2||0.3||0.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.4||0.6||0.5||1.0||0.4|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and
Analysis of thyroid cancer mortality rates throughout the UK shows very little variation between health boundaries for both males and females.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, January 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/all-releases.html?definition=tcm%3A77-27475.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, March 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/general/ref-tables/index.html.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2013. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp22.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.