Oesophageal cancer is the 13th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, oesophageal cancer is the 9th most common cancer (3% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 15th most common cancer (2% of all new female cancer cases).
68% of oesophageal cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 32% are in females.
Oesophageal cancer incidence rates (European
Oesophageal Cancer (C15), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||22.2||24.0||19.7||14.8||22.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||23.4||28.2||24.6||21.0||23.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||8.4||10.2||8.1||6.8||8.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||9.1||12.7||11.0||10.7||9.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||14.9||16.9||14.0||11.3||15.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||15.6||19.2||16.7||14.9||15.8|
For oesophageal cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C15.