Anal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, anal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).
39% of anal cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 61% are in females.
Anal cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Anal Cancer (C21), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.5||0.3||0.3||-0.1||0.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||0.9||1.1||0.6||0.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.6||0.3||0.1||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.8||1.4||1.1||1.1||0.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.6||0.4||0.1||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||1.1||1.0||0.8||0.7|
Anal cancer is one of the few non-sex-specific cancer types with a higher mortality ASR in women than men, this is probably due to sex differences in incidence.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2016, ICD-10 C21.