Gallbladder cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from gallbladder cancer, 2016, UK

 

Percentage of all deaths

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

Age

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

Trend over time

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

Gallbladder 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, gallbladder 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).

26% of gallbladder cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 74% are in females.

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

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), 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 126 19 12 1 158
Crude Rate 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.5
AS Rate 0.6 0.9 0.9 0.2 0.6
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.5 0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.5
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.7 1.3 1.4 0.5 0.7
Female Deaths 370 44 24 10 448
Crude Rate 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.3
AS Rate 1.3 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.2 1.1 0.8 0.4 1.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.5 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.5
Persons Deaths 496 63 36 11 606
Crude Rate 0.9 1.2 1.2 0.6 0.9
AS Rate 1.0 1.3 1.1 0.7 1.0
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.9
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.1 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.1

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 
 

Gallbladder cancer is one of the few non-sex-specific cancer types with a higher mortality AS Rate in women than men, this is probably due to sex differences in incidence.

Raferences

  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 C23.

Last reviewed:

Gallbladder 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 almost 6 in 10 (57%) deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for gallbladder cancer in older people.

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

Mortality rates are significantly lower in males than females in a number of (mainly older) age groups. The gap is widest at age 65 to 69, when the age-specific mortality rate is 3.3 times lower in males than females.

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), 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 C23.

Last reviewed:

Gallbladder cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males and females combined decreased by 41% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3] The decrease was larger in males than in females.

For males, gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 46% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016. For females, gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 36% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates for males and females combined increased by 24%. In males AS mortality rates remained stable, and in females rates increased by 31%.

Gallbladder Cancer (ICD-10 C23), 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.

Gallbladder cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in all broad adult age groups in males and females combined in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] Rates in 25-49s have decreased by 51%, in 50-59s have decreased by 44%, in 60-69s have decreased by 50%, in 70-79s have decreased by 49%, and in 80+s have decreased by 23%.

Gallbladder Cancer (ICD-10 C23), 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 C23.

Last reviewed:

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