Gallbladder cancer mortality statistics

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Deaths

Deaths from gallbladder cancer, 2015-2017, UK.

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage gallbladder cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2015-2017, UK

Age

Peak mortality rate for gallbladder cancer, 2015-2017, 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 (2017).[1-3]

In females in the UK, gallbladder 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).

70% of gallbladder cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 30% are in males.

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, 2017

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Deaths 334 46 26 16 422
Crude Rate 1.2 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.3
AS Rate 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.8 1.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.0 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.3 2.0 1.9 2.7 1.4
Male Deaths 156 16 10 1 183
Crude Rate 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.6
AS Rate 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.7
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.6
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.8 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.8
Persons Deaths 490 62 36 17 605
Crude Rate 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.9 0.9
AS Rate 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.9
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.0 1.5 1.4 1.6 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.

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 C23.

Last reviewed:

Gallbladder cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older people. In the UK in 2015-2017, 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 85 to 89 age group for females and the 90+ age group for males. Mortality rates are significantly higher in females than males in a number of (mainly older) age groups. The gap is widest at age 55 to 59,when the age-specific mortality rate is 3.7 times higher in females than in males.

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015-2017

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 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 2015-2017, ICD-10 C23.

Last reviewed:

Gallbladder cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for females and males combined decreased by 41% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2015-2017.[1-3] The decrease was larger in males than in females.

For females, gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 36% between 1971-1973 and 2015-2017. For males, gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 44% between 1971-1973 and 2015-2017.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2005-2007 and 2015-2017), gallbladder cancer AS mortality rates for females and males combined increased by 17%. In females AS mortality rates increased by 20%, and in males rates remained stable.

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 1971-2017

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 most broad adult age groups in females and males combined in the UK since the early 1970s, but have remained stable in some.[1-3] Rates in 25-49s have remained stable, in 50-59s have decreased by 47%, in 60-69s have decreased by 48%, in 70-79s have decreased by 49%, and in 80+s have decreased by 25%.

Gallbladder Cancer (C23), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, UK, 1971-2017

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 1971-2017, C23.

Last reviewed:

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