Small intestine cancer mortality statistics

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Deaths

Deaths from small intestine cancer, 2016-2018, UK.

 

Percentage of all deaths

Percentage small intestine cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2016-2018, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of small intestine cancer deaths, 2016-2018, 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 (2018).[1-3]

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

42% of small intestine cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 58% are in males (2018).

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 Northern Ireland and similar to the UK average in all other UK constituent countries

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

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Deaths 177 32 11 2 222
Crude Rate 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.7
AS Rate 0.6 1.1 0.6 0.2 0.6
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.6
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.7 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.7
Male Deaths 242 46 15 5 308
Crude Rate 0.9 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.9
AS Rate 1.0 2.0 1.0 0.7 1.1
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.9 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.0
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.1 2.5 1.5 1.3 1.2
Persons Deaths 419 78 26 7 530
Crude Rate 0.7 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.8
AS Rate 0.8 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.8
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.8
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.9 1.8 1.1 0.8 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 

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2016-2018, 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 2016-2018, on average each year almost half of deaths (48%) 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 females and the 90+ age group for males. Mortality rates are similar between females and males in most age groups.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK2016-2018

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2016-2018, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

Small intestine cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for females and males combined increased by 42% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018.[1-3] The increase was larger in males than in females.

For females, small intestine cancer AS mortality rates in the UK increased by 31% between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018. For males, small intestine cancer AS mortality rates in the UK increased by 53% between 1971-1973 and 2016-2018.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2006-2008 and 2016-2018), small intestine cancer AS mortality rates for females and males combined increased by 26%. In females AS mortality rates increased by 24%, and in males rates increased by 24%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 1971-2018

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 varied between age groups in females and males combined in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have remained stable, in 25-49s have decreased by 39%, in 50-59s have remained stable, in 60-69s have remained stable, in 70-79s have increased by 57% and in 80+s have increased by 122%.

Small Intestine Cancer (C17), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, UK, 1971-2018

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 1971-2018, ICD-10 C17.

Last reviewed:

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