Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK, accounting for 5% of all cancer deaths in females (2017-2019). In females and males combined, ovarian cancer is the 16th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 2% of all cancer deaths (2017-2019).[1-4]
Ovarian cancer mortality rates (European
For ovarian cancer there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
Ovarian Cancer (C56-C57.4), Annual Average Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Female Population, UK, 2017-2019
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.7||12.7||11.9||13.3||12.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.2||14.3||13.8||16.3||12.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.3||7.0||6.4||7.3||6.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.6||7.9||7.4||8.9||6.7|
- England and Wales data were accessed from Nomis mortality statistics by underlying cause, sex and age, November 2021: Nomis mortality statistics by underlying cause, sex and age.
- Scotland data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, November 2021. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp(link is external).
- Northern Ireland data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, February 2022. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
- Population data were published by the Office for National statistics, accessed July 2020. The data can be found here: Population estimates for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, provisional: mid-2019.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2017-2019, C56-C57.4.