Bowel cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, bowel cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death (10% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death (10% of all female cancer deaths).
54% of bowel cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 46% are in females.
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, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||31.9||36.7||34.0||29.8||32.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||33.4||42.0||40.4||38.8||34.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.9||24.3||19.4||21.8||21.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.9||28.0||23.7||28.4||22.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||25.9||30.3||26.5||26.4||26.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||26.8||33.4||30.2||31.8||27.4|
For bowel cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such 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 C18-C20.