Pancreatic cancer is the 6th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 6% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, pancreatic cancer is the 5th most common cause of cancer death (6% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 5th most common cause of cancer death (6% of all male cancer deaths).
48% of pancreatic cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 52% are in males (2018).
Pancreatic cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
For pancreatic cancer mortality rates do not vary between UK constituent nations however incidence rates do vary between the UK constituent nations.
Pancreatic Cancer (C25), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.9||11.9||11.5||10.8||12.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||13.8||14.5||14.9||15.6||13.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||17.0||16.4||14.7||14.7||17.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.0||19.8||18.9||21.0||18.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||14.9||14.3||13.6||13.2||14.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||15.6||16.4||16.2||17.0||15.5|
- 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, C25.