Eye cancer mortality statistics

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Deaths

Deaths from eye cancer, 2016-2018, UK.

 

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage eye cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2016-2018, UK

 

Age

Peak mortality rate for eye cancer, 2016-2018, 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 (2018).[1-3]

In females in the UK, eye 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).

48% of eye cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 52% are in males (2018).

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.

For eye cancer mortality rates do not vary between UK constituent nations however incidence rates do vary between the UK constituent nations.

Eye Cancer (C69), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Deaths 43 11 3 1 58
Crude Rate 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2
Male Deaths 54 5 4 1 64
Crude Rate 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3
Persons Deaths 97 16 7 2 122
Crude Rate 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3 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, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, C69.

Last reviewed:

Eye cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older people. In the UK in 2016-2018, on average each year around 4 in 10 deaths (41%) 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 80-84. The highest rates are in the 90+ age group for females and the 85 to 89 age group for males. Mortality rates are similar between females and males in most age groups.

Eye Cancer (C69), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016-2018

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 2016-2018, ICD-10 C69.

Last reviewed:

Eye cancer European age-standardised Open a glossary item (AS) mortality rates for females and males combined decreased by 53% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018.[1-3] The decrease was larger in females than in males.

For females, eye cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 58% between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018. For males, eye cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 49% between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2006-2008 and 2016-2018), eye cancer AS mortality rates for females and males combined remained stable. In females AS mortality rates remained stable, and in males rates remained stable.

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 1971-2018

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 most broad age groups in females and males combined in the UK since the early 1970s, but have remained stable in some.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have decreased by 71%, in 25-49s have remained stable, in 50-59s have decreased by 62%, in 60-69s have decreased by 57%, in 70-79s have decreased by 53% and in 80+s have decreased by 39%.

Eye Cancer (C69), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, UK, 1971-2018

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 1971-2018, C69.

Last reviewed:

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