Kidney cancer is the 13th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, kidney cancer is the 10th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 14th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths).
62% of kidney cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 38% are in females.
Kidney cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Kidney Cancer (C64-C66,C68), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.1||12.7||7.9||6.7||10.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.0||15.8||11.1||11.4||11.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.7||5.7||3.8||4.1||4.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.3||7.6||5.8||7.2||5.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.2||9.0||6.0||5.6||7.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.7||10.7||7.9||8.3||7.8|
For kidney 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, 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 C64-C66, C68.