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 (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, anal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths).
63% of anal cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 37% are in males (2018).
Anal cancer mortality rates (European
For anal cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
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.
Anal Cancer (C21), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.7||0.8||0.5||0.0||0.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.9||1.6||1.4||0.7||0.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.4||0.8||0.2||0.0||0.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.6||1.7||1.1||0.8||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.9||0.5||0.1||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||1.5||1.1||0.6||0.7|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C21.