Mesothelioma is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, mesothelioma is the 15th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).
84% of mesothelioma deaths in the UK are in males, and 16% are in females.
Mesothelioma mortality rates (European age-standardised
Mesothelioma (C45), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.8||4.6||6.2||2.8||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.6||6.5||9.1||6.1||8.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||1.2||0.5||0.3||0.6||1.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||1.4||1.2||1.2||2.3||1.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.2||2.4||3.1||1.8||4.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.5||3.3||4.4||3.5||4.3|
For mesothelioma mortality differences between countries largely reflect 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 C45.