Melanoma skin cancer is the 20th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, melanoma skin cancer is the 17th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 18th most common cause of cancer death (1% of all female cancer deaths).
59% of melanoma skin cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 41% are in females.
Melanoma skin cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Melanoma Skin Cancer (C43), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.7||3.7||4.5||2.7||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.3||5.5||7.0||5.9||5.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.6||1.6||2.4||1.2||2.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.0||2.6||4.1||3.1||2.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.6||2.7||3.7||2.2||3.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.9||3.7||5.1||3.9||3.9|
- 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 C43.