Uterine cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from uterine cancer, 2014, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage uterine cancer is of female cancer deaths, 2014, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of uterine cancer deaths, 2012-2014, UK

 

Trend over time

Uterine cancer mortality rates have decreased by 7% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Uterine cancer is the ninth most common cause of cancer death among females in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths in females.[1-3]

In 2014, there were 2166 uterine cancer deaths in the UK.[1-3] The crude mortality rate Open a glossary item shows that there are 7 uterine cancer deaths for every 100,000 females in the UK.

European age-standardised mortality rates Open a glossary item (AS rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK.[1-3]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2014

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
Deaths 1,779 122 212 53 2,166
Crude Rate 6.5 7.8 7.7 5.7 6.6
AS Rate 6.6 7.2 7.6 6.5 6.7
AS Rate - 95% LCL 6.3 5.9 6.5 4.7 6.4
AS Rate - 95% UCL 6.9 8.5 8.6 8.2 7.0

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS rate Open a glossary item

Uterine cancer mortality rates throughout the UK show very little variation between health boundaries.[4,5]

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Data were provided by the Northern Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.
  4. NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
  5. 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.
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Uterine cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older females. In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year around half (49%) of deaths were in females aged 75 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise gradually from around age 40-44, and then more sharply from around age 55-59, with the highest rates in the 85-89 age group.[1-3]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55) Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2012-2014

For most cancer types, mortality by age largely reflects incidence and survival by age, e.g. typically, higher incidence and lower survival in older people results in higher mortality in older people.

References

  1. 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.
  2. Data were provided by the 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.
  3. 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.
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Uterine cancer mortality rates have decreased by 7% in females the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3This includes a decrease followed by an increase during this period.

European age standardised Open a glossary item (AS) mortality rates decreased by 27% between 1971-1973 and 1997-1999 and then increased by 28% between 1997-1999 and 2012-2014.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), uterine cancer AS mortality rates in females have increased by 16%.[1-3]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, Females, UK, 1971-2014

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends, e.g. increased incidence without sufficient survival improvement results in increased mortality.

Uterine cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in females aged between 25-49 and 60-69 in the UK since the early 1970s, but have increased overall for females aged 80+.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in females aged 25-49, with European AS mortality rates decreased by 53% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, Females, UK, 1971-2014

References

  1. 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.
  2. Data were provided by the 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.
  3. 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.
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There is evidence for an association between uterine cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 33% higher for females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Uterine Cancer (C54-C55), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Females, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in uterine cancer mortality between females living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1] It has been estimated that there would have been around 220 fewer cancer deaths each year in England during 2007-2011 if all females experienced the same mortality rates as the least deprived.[1]

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Uterine cancer (C54 only) is the 9th most common cause of cancer death in Europe for females, and the 17th most common cause of cancer death overall, with around 23,700 deaths from uterine cancer in 2012 (3% of female deaths and 1% of the total). In Europe (2012), the highest World age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates for uterine cancer are in Macedonia; the lowest rates are in Iceland. UK uterine cancer mortality rates are estimated to be the 17th lowest in Europe.[1] These data are broadly in line with Europe-specific data available elsewhere.[2]

Uterine cancer (C54 only) is the 14th most common cause of cancer death worldwide for females, with around 76,200 deaths from uterine cancer in 2012 (2% of female deaths and 0.9% of the total). Uterine cancer mortality rates are highest in Melanesia, and lowest in Northern Africa, but this partly reflects varying data quality worldwide.[1]

References

  1. Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, et al.Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: Estimates for 40 countries in 2012. European Journal of Cancer (2013) 49, 1374-1403.
  2. Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. Available from:http://globocan.iarc.fr, accessed December 2013.
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