Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in males in the UK, accounting for 14% of all cancer deaths in males (2017-2019). In females and males combined, prostate cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 7% of all cancer deaths (2017-2019).[1-4]
Prostate cancer mortality rates (European
For prostate cancer, mortality rates do not vary between UK constituent nations however incidence rates do vary between the UK constituent nations.
Prostate Cancer (C61), Annual Average Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Male Population, UK, 2017-2019
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||45.9||45.3||43.0||43.6||45.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||46.9||48.7||47.2||49.8||46.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.9||18.3||17.6||17.3||18.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.4||19.6||19.3||19.7||19.3|
- 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, C61.