Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 21% of all cancer deaths (2018).[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.(2018)
Lung cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
For lung cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||43.7||65.2||45.9||49.0||46.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||45.2||71.2||52.4||58.6||47.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||62.5||81.1||64.0||71.8||65.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||64.6||88.5||72.3||84.8||66.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||52.2||72.7||55.0||59.9||54.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||53.4||77.4||60.1||67.7||55.8|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C33-C34.