Hodgkin lymphoma mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from Hodgkin lymphoma, 2016, UK.

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage Hodgkin lymphoma contributes to total cancer deaths, 2016, UK

Age

Peak mortality rate for Hodgkin lymphoma, 2014-2016, UK

Trend over time

Change in hodgkin lymphoma mortality rates since the early 1970s, UK

Hodgkin lymphoma 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, hodgkin lymphoma 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).

59% of hodgkin lymphoma deaths in the UK are in males, and 41% are in females.

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

Hodgkin Lymphoma (C81), 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 155 12 5 7 179
Crude Rate 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.6
AS Rate 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.6
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.5
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.5 0.7
Female Deaths 103 10 8 4 125
Crude Rate 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4
AS Rate 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.4
Persons Deaths 258 22 13 11 304
Crude Rate 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5
AS Rate 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.5
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.6 0.6 0.6 1.0 0.6

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, 2016, ICD-10 C81.

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Hodgkin lymphoma 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 more than 4 in 10 (43%) deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3] This is a lower proportion of deaths in older age groups compared with most cancers.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 10-14 and more steeply from around age 55-59. The highest rates are in the 80 to 84 age group for males and females.

Mortality rates are similar between males and females in most age groups. 

Hodgkin Lymphoma (C81), 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 C81.

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Hodgkin lymphoma European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males and females combined decreased by 71% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3] The decrease was of a similar size in males and females.

For males, Hodgkin lymphoma AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 71% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016. For females, Hodgkin lymphoma AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 70% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), Hodgkin lymphoma AS mortality rates for males and females combined remained stable. In males AS mortality rates remained stable, and in females rates remained stable.

Hodgkin Lymphoma (C81), 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.

Hodgkin lymphoma mortality rates have decreased overall in most broad age groups in males and females combined in the UK since the early 1970s, but have remained stable in some.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have decreased by 86%, in 25-49s have decreased by 88%, in 50-59s have decreased by 84%, in 60-69s have decreased by 73%, in 70-79s have decreased by 55%, and in 80+s have remained stable.

Hodgkin Lymphoma (C81), 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 C81.

Last reviewed:

Hodgkin lymphoma mortality rates are projected to fall by 26% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 1 death per 100,000 people by 2035.[1] This includes a smaller decrease for males than for females.

For males, Hodgkin lymphoma European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates in the UK are projected to fall by 18% between 2014 and 2035, to 1 death per 100,000 by 2035.[1] For females, rates are projected to fall by 40% between 2014 and 2035, to fewer than 1 death per 100,000 by 2035.[1]

Hodgkin lymphoma (C81), Observed and Projected Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Sex, UK, 1979-2035

 

It is projected that 368 deaths from Hodgkin lymphoma (250 in males, 118 in females) will occur in the UK in 2035.

References

  1. Smittenaar CR, Petersen KA, Stewart K, Moitt N. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Projections in the UK Until 2035. Brit J Cancer 2016.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 1979-2014 (observed), 2015-2035 (projected), ICD-10 C81

Projections are based on observed incidence and mortality rates and therefore implicitly include changes in cancer risk factors, diagnosis and treatment. It is not possible to assess the statistical significance of changes between 2014 (observed) and 2035 (projected) figures. Confidence intervals are not calculated for the projected figures. Projections are by their nature uncertain because unexpected events in future could change the trend. It is not sensible to calculate a boundary of uncertainty around these already uncertain point estimates. Changes are described as 'increase' or 'decrease' if there is any difference between the point estimates.

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There is evidence for an association between Hodgkin lymphoma mortality and deprivation for males in England, but there is no evidence for an association for females.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 59% higher for males living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived, but for females the rates are similar for those living in the least and most deprived areas.[1]

Hodgkin Lymphoma (C81), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in Hodgkin lymphoma mortality for males and females living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1]

It has been estimated that there would have been around 20 more cancer deaths amongst males each year in England during 2007-2011 if all males experienced the same incidence rates as the least deprived.[1

References

  1. Cancer Research UK and National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer by deprivation in England: Incidence, 1996-2010, Mortality, 1997-2011. London: NCIN; 2014.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 2007-2011, ICD-10 C81

Deprivation gradient statistics were calculated using mortality data for 2007-2011. The deprivation quintiles were calculated using the Income domain scores from the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) from the following years: 2004, 2007 and 2010. Full details on the data and methodology can be found in the Cancer by Deprivation in England NCIN report.

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