Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 21% of all cancer deaths (2017).[1-3]
In females in the UK, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death (21% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK it is the most common cause of cancer death (21% of all male cancer deaths).
46% of lung cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 54% are in males.
Lung cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||45.3||67.4||47.4||47.6||47.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||46.9||73.5||54.1||57.3||49.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||64.7||84.9||63.8||71.4||67.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||66.8||92.7||72.3||84.5||69.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||54.1||75.7||55.5||59.3||56.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||55.4||80.5||60.8||67.1||57.7|
- 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 C33-C34.