Bowel cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, bowel cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death (10% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death (10% of all male cancer deaths).
45% of bowel cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 55% are in males (2018).
Bowel cancer mortality rates (European
For bowel cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
Bowel Cancer (C18-C20), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.3||25.2||20.3||17.0||20.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.3||28.9||24.6||22.8||21.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||31.1||38.7||32.1||31.2||32.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||32.5||44.0||38.2||40.1||33.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||25.2||31.7||26.4||24.2||26.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||26.1||34.8||30.0||29.2||26.9|
- 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, C18-C20.