Oesophageal cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 5% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, oesophageal cancer is the 8th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 4th most common cause of cancer death (6% of all male cancer deaths).
31% of oesophageal cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 69% are in males (2018).
Oesophageal cancer mortality rates (European
For oesophageal cancer mortality differences between countries largely reflect differences in incidence.
Oesophageal Cancer (C15), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.5||8.6||6.9||3.9||6.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.1||10.8||9.5||6.9||7.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.6||22.8||18.5||14.6||19.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.7||26.8||23.2||20.5||20.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.2||15.4||12.7||9.4||12.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.8||17.6||15.3||12.6||13.1|
- 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, C15.