Small intestine cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from small intestine cancer, 2016, UK

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage small intestine cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2016, UK

Age

Peak rate of small intestine cancer deaths, 2014-2016, UK

Trend over time

Change in small intestine cancer mortality rates since the early 1970s, UK

 

Small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]

In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is the 19th most common cause of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).

53% of small intestine cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 47% are in females.

Small intestine cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates Open a glossary item ) for persons are significantly higher than the UK average in Scotland, significantly lower than the UK average in Wales, and similar to the UK average in all other UK constituent countries.

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

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 229 39 4 4 276
Crude Rate 0.8 1.5 0.3 0.4 0.9
AS Rate 1.0 1.7 0.3 0.6 1.0
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.9 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.9
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.1 2.2 0.6 1.1 1.1
Female Deaths 191 33 12 4 240
Crude Rate 0.7 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.7
AS Rate 0.7 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.7
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.6
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.8 1.6 1.1 0.9 0.8
Persons Deaths 420 72 16 8 516
Crude Rate 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.8
AS Rate 0.8 1.4 0.5 0.5 0.9
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.8 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.8
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.9 1.7 0.8 0.9 0.9

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 
 

For small intestine cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.

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 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older people. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year around half (49%) of deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for small intestine cancer in older people.

Age-specific mortality 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 90+ age group for females.

Mortality rates are similar between males and females in most age groups. 

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality 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

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 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males and females combined increased by 37% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3] The increase was larger in males than in females.

For males, small intestine cancer AS mortality rates in the UK increased by 46% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016. For females, small intestine cancer AS mortality rates in the UK increased by 28% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), small intestine cancer AS mortality rates for males and females combined increased by 31%. In males AS mortality rates increased by 31%, and in females rates increased by 29%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, 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.

Small intestine cancer mortality rates have remained stable overall in some broad age groups in males and females combined in the UK since the early 1970s, but have increased in others.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have remained stable, in 25-49s have remained stable, in 50-59s have remained stable, in 60-69s have remained stable, in 70-79s have increased by 53%, and in 80+s have increased by 112%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, 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 C17.

Last reviewed:

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