In females in the UK, head and neck cancer is the 17th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK it is the 10th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all male cancer deaths).
29% of head and neck cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 71% are in males.
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, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.0||4.2||3.0||4.2||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.4||5.8||4.9||7.4||3.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.2||14.3||10.1||8.2||9.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||10.0||17.5||13.6||12.8||10.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.0||9.1||6.7||6.6||6.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.4||10.8||8.6||9.4||6.8|
For head and neck cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 C00-C14, C30-C32.