Small intestine cancer incidence statistics

Cases

New cases of small intestine cancer, 2015, UK

 

Proportion of all cases

Percentage small intestine cancer is of total cancer cases, 2015, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of small intestine cases, 2013-2015, 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 (2015).[1-4]

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

55% of small intestine cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 45% are in females.

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, 2015

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Cases 722 85 42 24 873
Crude Rate 2.7 3.3 2.8 2.6 2.7
AS Rate 3.1 3.5 2.9 3.2 3.1
AS Rate - 95% LCI 2.9 2.8 2.0 1.9 2.9
AS Rate - 95% UCI 3.3 4.3 3.8 4.4 3.3
Female Cases 616 46 33 22 717
Crude Rate 2.2 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.2
AS Rate 2.3 1.6 1.9 2.6 2.2
AS Rate - 95% LCI 2.1 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.1
AS Rate - 95% UCI 2.5 2.1 2.6 3.7 2.4
Persons Cases 1,338 131 75 46 1,590
Crude Rate 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.4
AS Rate 2.7 2.5 2.4 2.9 2.6
AS Rate - 95% LCI 2.5 2.1 1.9 2.0 2.5
AS Rate - 95% UCI 2.8 3.0 2.9 3.7 2.8

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, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. 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, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2015, 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 2013-2015, 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 males and the 80 to 84 age group for females.

Incidence rates are significantly higher in males than females 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 higher in males than females.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Average Number of New Cases per Year and Age-Specific Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013-2015

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 Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. 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, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2013-2015, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item incidence rates for males and females combined increased by 132% in the UK between 1993-1995 and 2013-2015.[1-4] The increase was of a similar size in males and females.

For males, small intestine cancer AS incidence rates in the UK increased by 130% between 1993-1995 and 2013-2015. For females, small intestine cancer AS incidence rates in the UK increased by 128% between 1993-1995 and 2013-2015.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2013-2015), small intestine cancer AS incidence rates for males and females combined increased by 57%. In males AS incidence rates increased by 54%, and in females rates increased by 57%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, UK, 1993-2015

Small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased overall in most broad age groups in males and females 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 108%, in 50-59s have increased by 124%, in 60-69s have increased by 129%, in 70-79s have increased by 143%, and in 80+s have increased by 136%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Incidence Rates, By Age, UK, 1993-2015

For small intestine cancer, like most cancer types, incidence trends largely reflect changing prevalence of risk factors and improvements in diagnosis and data recording. Recent incidence trends are influenced by risk factor prevalence in years past, and trends by age group reflect risk factor exposure in birth cohorts.

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. 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, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
  4. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 1993-2015, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

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