Vaginal cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from vaginal cancer, 2014, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

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

 

Age

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

 

Trend over time

Vaginal cancer mortality rates have decreased by 44% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Vaginal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females in the UK (2014).[1-3]

In 2014, there were 110 vaginal cancer deaths in the UK.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 vaginal cancer death for every 100,000 females in the UK.

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

Vagina Cancer (C52), 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 84 12 10 4 110
Crude Rate 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.3
AS Rate 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.5 0.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.4 1.1 0.6 1.0 0.4

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

Vaginal cancer mortality rates throughout the UK shows very little variation between health boundaries.[4]

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 Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.
  4. European age-standardised mortality rate of vaginal cancer by local health authority in the UK, females, 2009-2011. UK Cancer Information Service version 4.5b 001. Data extracted on 20/09/2013
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Vaginal 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 half (50%) of deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise gradually from around age 35-39 and more sharply from age 65-69, with the highest rates in the 85-89 age group.[1-3]

Vaginal Cancer (C52), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, 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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Vaginal cancer European Age-Standardised (AS) mortality rates have decreased by 44% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.[1-3]

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), vaginal cancer European age-standardised Open a glossary item (AS) mortality rates in females have remained stable in the UK.[1-3]

Vaginal Cancer (C52), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, 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.

Vaginal cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in females in most of the broad adult age groups in the UK since the early 1970s, but have remained stable in females aged 25-49.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in females aged 80+, with rates falling by 56% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Vaginal Cancer (C52), 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 vaginal cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 75% higher for females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Vaginal Cancer (C52), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Females, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in vaginal 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 20 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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