Eye cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from eye cancer, 2016, UK

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage eye cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2016, UK

Age

Peak mortality rate for eye cancer, 2014-2016, UK

Trend over time

Change in eye cancer mortality rates since the early 1970s, UK

Eye 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, eye 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).

55% of eye cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 45% are in females.

Eye cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates Open a glossary item ) are similar to the UK average in all the UK constituent countries.

Eye Cancer (C69), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 46 8 4 1 59
Crude Rate 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.3
Female Deaths 32 4 4 8 48
Crude Rate 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.1
AS Rate 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.0 0.1
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.3 0.4 1.6 0.2
Persons Deaths 78 12 8 9 107
Crude Rate 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.2

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item  around the AS Rate Open a glossary item 

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 C69.

Last reviewed:

Eye cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older people. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year more than 4 in 10 (42%) deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for eye cancer in older people.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 50-54 and more steeply from around age 75-79. The highest rates are in the 85 to 89 age group for males and the 90+ age group for females.

Mortality rates are similar between males and females in all age groups. 

Eye Cancer (C69), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014-2016

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS Rate Open a glossary item

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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, 2014-2016, ICD-10 C69.

Last reviewed:

Eye cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males and females combined decreased by 55% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3] The decrease was larger in females than in males.

For males, eye cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 53% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016. For females, eye cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 58% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), eye cancer AS mortality rates for males and females combined remained stable. In males AS mortality rates remained stable, and in females rates remained stable.

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 1971-2016

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends. For example, rising mortality may reflect rising incidence and stable survival, while falling mortality may reflect rising incidence and rising survival.

Eye cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in all broad age groups in males and females combined in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have decreased by 87%, in 25-49s have decreased by 58%, in 50-59s have decreased by 62%, in 60-69s have decreased by 61%, in 70-79s have decreased by 52%, and in 80+s have decreased by 40%.

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, UK, 1971-2016

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 1971-2016, ICD-10 C69.

Last reviewed:

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