Bowel cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths (2017).[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.
Bowel cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Bowel Cancer (C18-C20), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.2||25.3||21.0||22.0||21.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.3||29.0||25.5||28.6||22.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||32.2||37.9||32.0||32.8||33.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||33.7||43.3||38.1||42.0||34.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||25.7||31.1||26.7||27.9||26.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||26.6||34.2||30.3||33.4||27.3|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2017, ICD-10 C18-C20.