Mesothelioma is the 20th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, mesothelioma is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 15th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all male cancer deaths).
17% of mesothelioma deaths in the UK are in females, and 83% are in males (2018).
Mesothelioma mortality rates (European age-standardised
For mesothelioma there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
Mesothelioma (C45), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||1.1||0.5||0.5||0.4||1.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||1.3||1.1||1.3||1.7||1.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.9||4.9||4.8||3.8||6.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.6||7.0||7.2||7.3||7.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.7||2.5||2.6||2.1||3.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.0||3.5||3.8||3.8||3.9|
- 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, C45.