Small intestine cancer incidence statistics

Cases

New cases of small intestine cancer, 2014-2016 average, UK

 

Proportion of all cases

Percentage small intestine cancer is of total cancer cases, 2014-2016 average, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of small intestine cases, 2014-2016, UK

Trend over time

Change in small intestine cancer incidence rates since the early 1990s, UK

Small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2016).[1-4]

In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new female cancer cases). In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new male cancer cases).

46% of small intestine cancer cases in the UK are in females, and 54% are in males.

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

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Cases 634 80 35 20 769
Crude Rate 2.3 2.9 2.2 2.1 2.3
AS Rate 2.3 2.8 2.1 2.3 2.4
AS Rate - 95% LCL 2.1 2.2 1.4 1.3 2.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 2.5 3.5 2.8 3.3 2.5
Male Cases 770 81 47 22 920
Crude Rate 2.8 3.1 3.1 2.4 2.8
AS Rate 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.8 3.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 3.0 2.6 2.3 1.7 3.0
AS Rate - 95% UCL 3.5 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.5
Persons Cases 1,404 161 82 42 1,689
Crude Rate 2.5 3.0 2.6 2.3 2.6
AS Rate 2.8 3.1 2.6 2.7 2.8
AS Rate - 95% LCL 2.6 2.6 2.0 1.9 2.6
AS Rate - 95% UCL 2.9 3.5 3.2 3.5 2.9

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 National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, August 2018. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
  3. Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, February 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, April 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2016, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer incidence is strongly related to age, with the highest incidence rates being in older people. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year more than a third (35%) of new cases were in people aged 75 and over.[1-4]

Age-specific incidence rates rise steadily from around age 40-44 and more steeply from around age 60-64. The highest rates are in the 85 to 89 age group for females and the 80 to 84 age group for males.

Incidence rates are significantly lower in females than males in a number of (mainly older) age groups. The gap is widest at age 55 to 59, when the age-specific incidence rate is 1.6 times lower in females than males.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Average Number of New Cases per Year and Age-Specific Incidence Rates per 100,000 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
 

For small intestine cancer, like most cancer types, incidence increases with age. This largely reflects cell DNA damage accumulating over time. Damage can result from biological processes or from exposure to risk factors. A drop or plateau in incidence in the oldest age groups often indicates reduced diagnostic activity perhaps due to general ill health.

References

  1. Data were provided by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, August 2018. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
  3. Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, February 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, April 2018. 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 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item incidence rates for females and males combined increased by 141% in the UK between 1993-1995 and 2014-2016.[1-4] The increase was of a similar size in females and males.

For females, small intestine cancer AS incidence rates in the UK increased by 137% between 1993-1995 and 2014-2016. For males, small intestine cancer AS incidence rates in the UK increased by 137% between 1993-1995 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), small intestine cancer AS incidence rates for females and males combined increased by 57%. In females AS incidence rates increased by 60%, and in males rates increased by 53%.

Small Intestine Cancer (ICD-10 C17), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, UK, 1993-2016

Small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased overall in most broad age groups in females and males combined in the UK since the early 1990s, but have remained stable in some.[1-4] Rates in 0-24s have remained stable, in 25-49s have increased by 115%, in 50-59s have increased by 136%, in 60-69s have increased by 139%, in 70-79s have increased by 150%, and in 80+s have increased by 141%.

Small Intestine Cancer (ICD-10 C17), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, By Age, UK, 1993-2016

References

  1. Data were provided by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, August 2018. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
  3. Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, February 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, April 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 1993-2016, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

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