Vulval cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from vulval cancer, 2014, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

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

 

Age

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

 

Trend over time

Vulval cancer mortality rates have decreased by 38% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Vulval cancer is the 20th most common cause of cancer death among women in the UK (2014), accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females.[1-3]

In 2014, there were 453 vulval cancer deaths in the UK. The crude mortality rate Open a glossary item shows that there is 1 vulval cancer death for every 100,000 females in the UK.

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

Vulval Cancer (C51), 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 359 31 49 14 453
Crude Rate 1.3 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4
AS Rate 1.3 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.1 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.4 2.3 2.2 2.5 1.5

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

Vulval cancer mortality rates through 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. Vulval cancer mortality by PCT, 2009-2011.These data were extracted from the UK Cancer Information Service, version 4.5b 001 on 30/09/2013.
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Vulval 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 80 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise gradually from around age 40-49, and subsequently more sharply from around age 65-69, with the highest rates in the 90+ age group.[1-3]

Vulva Cancer (C51), 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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Vulval cancer mortality rates have decreased by 38% in females in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] This includes a decrease followed by a period of stability.

European age-standardised Open a glossary item (AS) mortality rates decreased by 42% between 1971-1973 and 2003-2005 and have since remained stable, between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014),vulval cancer AS mortality rates in females have remained stable.[1-3]

Vulval Cancer (C51), 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.

Vulval cancer mortality rates have decreased overall for females aged 60 and over and have remained stable in females aged under 60 in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in females aged 60-69, with rates falling by 55% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Vulval Cancer (C51), 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 vulval cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 88% higher for females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Vulval Cancer (C51), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Females, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in vulval 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 90 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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