Mesothelioma is the 18th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 1% of all cancer deaths (2017).[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.
Mesothelioma mortality rates (European age-standardised
Mesothelioma (C45), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||1.1||0.5||1.3||0.1||1.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||1.4||1.1||2.6||1.3||1.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.4||5.6||6.1||3.2||7.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.1||7.8||8.9||6.4||7.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.0||2.8||3.7||1.7||3.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.3||3.8||5.1||3.3||4.2|
For mesothelioma, 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, November 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2017, ICD-10 C45.