Myeloma is the 17th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, myeloma is the 16th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 16th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all male cancer deaths).
45% of myeloma deaths in the UK are in females, and 55% are in males (2018).
Myeloma mortality rates (European age-standardised
For myeloma mortality rates do not vary between UK constituent nations however incidence rates do vary between the UK constituent nations.
Myeloma (C90), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.8||2.7||3.2||2.2||3.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.2||4.0||5.0||4.7||4.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.9||4.7||4.1||5.8||5.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.6||6.6||6.4||9.9||6.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.8||3.7||3.9||4.3||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.1||4.9||5.4||6.6||5.1|
- 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, C90.