Oesophageal cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 5% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, oesophageal cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death (6% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 7th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all female cancer deaths).
69% of oesophageal cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 31% are in females.
Oesophageal cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Oesophageal Cancer (C15), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||19.0||22.2||18.4||19.5||19.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||20.2||26.2||23.1||26.5||20.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.9||8.1||6.1||4.9||7.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.5||10.3||8.7||8.4||7.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.6||14.8||12.3||12.2||12.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||13.2||17.0||14.9||15.9||13.5|
- 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 C15