Head and neck cancer is the 16th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, head and neck cancer is the 12th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 17th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths).70% of head and neck cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 30% are in females.
Head and neck cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Head and Neck Cancer (C00-C14, C30-C32), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.2||12.7||9.0||8.5||9.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||10.0||15.7||12.4||13.2||10.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.3||4.3||2.6||3.3||3.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.7||6.0||4.3||6.2||3.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.1||8.5||5.9||6.4||6.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.5||10.2||7.7||9.1||6.8|
For head and neck cancer mortality differences between countries largely reflect 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 C00-C14, C30-C32.