Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 21% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death (22% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the most common cause of cancer death (21% of all female cancer deaths).
54% of lung cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 46% are in females.
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, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||67.9||89.0||69.6||74.9||70.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||70.0||97.0||78.5||88.5||72.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||46.3||65.4||48.3||54.1||48.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||47.9||71.5||55.1||64.4||50.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||55.9||76.3||58.8||64.5||58.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||57.2||81.1||64.2||72.7||59.6|
For lung 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 C33-C34.