Prostate cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from prostate cancer, 2016, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage prostate cancer is of male cancer deaths, 2016, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of prostate cancer deaths, 2014-2016, UK

 

Trend over time

Change in prostate cancer mortality rates since the early 1970s, Males, UK

Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in males in the UK, accounting for 13% of all cancer deaths in males (2016).[1-3]

Prostate cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates Open a glossary item) are similar to the UK average in all the UK constituent countries.

Prostate Cancer (C61), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Males, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 9852 894 598 287 11631
Crude Rate 36.1 34.0 39.0 31.4 35.9
AS Rate 47.5 44.7 46.1 47.7 47.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 46.5 41.7 42.4 42.2 46.4
AS Rate - 95% UCL 48.4 47.6 49.7 53.2 48.1
Persons Deaths 9852 894 598 287 11631
Crude Rate 17.8 16.5 19.2 15.4 17.7
AS Rate 19.4 17.8 18.7 19.0 19.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 19.0 16.7 17.2 16.8 18.9
AS Rate - 95% UCL 19.8 19.0 20.2 21.2 19.6

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS Rate Open a glossary item

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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 C61.

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Prostate cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older men. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year around three-quarters (74%) of deaths were in males aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for prostate cancer in older people.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steeply from around age 55-59. The highest rates are in the 90+ age group.

Prostate Cancer (C61), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Male Population, UK, 2014-2016

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS Rate Open a glossary item

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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, 2014-2016, ICD-10 C61.

Last reviewed:

Prostate cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males increased by 19% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3]

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), prostate cancer AS mortality rates for males decreased by 12%.[1-3]

Prostate Cancer (C61), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Males, UK, 1971-2016

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends. For example, rising mortality may reflect rising incidence and stable survival, while falling mortality may reflect rising incidence and rising survival.

Prostate cancer mortality rates have remained stable overall in some broad adult age groups in males in the UK since the early 1970s, but have increased or decreased in others.[1-3] Rates in 25-49s have remained stable, in 50-59s have remained stable, in 60-69s have remained stable, in 70-79s have decreased by 10%, and in 80+s have increased by 44%.

Prostate Cancer (C61), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, Males, UK, 1971-2016

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 1971-2016, ICD-10 C61.

Last reviewed:

Prostate cancer mortality rates are projected to fall by 16% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 48 deaths per 100,000 males by 2035.[1]

Prostate cancer (C61), Observed and Projected Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Sex, UK, 1979-2035

It is projected that 18,336 deaths from prostate cancer will occur in the UK in 2035.

References

  1. Smittenaar CR, Petersen KA, Stewart K, Moitt N. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Projections in the UK Until 2035. Brit J Cancer 2016.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 1979-2014 (observed), 2015-2035 (projected), ICD-10 C61

Projections are based on observed incidence and mortality rates and therefore implicitly include changes in cancer risk factors, diagnosis and treatment. It is not possible to assess the statistical significance of changes between 2014 (observed) and 2035 (projected) figures. Confidence intervals are not calculated for the projected figures. Projections are by their nature uncertain because unexpected events in future could change the trend. It is not sensible to calculate a boundary of uncertainty around these already uncertain point estimates. Changes are described as 'increase' or 'decrease' if there is any difference between the point estimates.

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There is no evidence for an association between prostate cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are similar for males living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Prostate Cancer (C61), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Males, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in prostate cancer mortality between males living in the most and the least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1]

References

  1. Cancer Research UK and National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer by deprivation  in England: Incidence, 1996-2010, Mortality, 1997-2011. London: NCIN; 2014.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 2007-2011, ICD-10 C61

Deprivation gradient statistics were calculated using mortality data for 2007-2011. The deprivation quintiles were calculated using the Income domain scores from the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) from the following years: 2004, 2007 and 2010. Full details on the data and methodology can be found in the Cancer by Deprivation in England NCIN report.

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