Stomach cancer is the 14th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, stomach cancer is the 15th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 14th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all male cancer deaths).
36% of stomach cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 64% are in males (2018).
Stomach cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
For stomach cancer mortality differences between countries largely reflect differences in incidence.
Stomach Cancer (C16), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.9||5.2||3.7||3.5||4.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.4||7.0||5.6||6.5||4.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.0||10.5||9.2||8.0||9.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||9.8||13.3||12.6||12.9||10.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||6.2||7.8||6.5||5.8||6.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.7||9.4||8.4||8.4||6.9|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, 2018, C16.