Oesophageal cancer is the 7th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 5% of all cancer deaths (2017).[1-3]
In females in the UK, oesophageal cancer is the 7th 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.
Oesophageal cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates) for persons are significantly higher than the UK average in Scotland, and similar to the UK average in all other UK constituent countries.
Oesophageal Cancer (C15), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.4||8.4||6.7||3.8||6.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.0||10.7||9.3||6.8||7.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.8||21.8||17.5||14.2||19.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.9||25.7||22.0||20.2||20.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.2||14.8||12.2||9.3||12.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.8||17.0||14.7||12.6||13.1|
- 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 C15.