Vaginal cancer mortality statistics

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Deaths

Deaths from vaginal cancer, 2015-2017, UK.

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage vaginal cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2015-2017, UK

Age

Percentage vaginal cancer contributes to total cancer deaths, 2015-2017, UK

Trend over time

Change in vaginal cancer mortality rates since the early 1970s, Females, UK

Vaginal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in females in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females (2017). In females and males combined, vaginal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of cancer deaths (2017).[1-3]

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

Vaginal Cancer (C52), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2017

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Deaths 82 12 4 3 101
Crude Rate 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
AS Rate 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.3 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.4
Persons Deaths 82 12 4 3 101
Crude Rate 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2

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 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2017, ICD-10 C52.

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Vaginal cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older women. In the UK in 2015-2017, on average each year more than half (54%) of deaths were in females aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for vaginal cancer in older people.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 35-39 and more steeply from around age 65-69. The highest rates are in the 90+ age group.

Vaginal Cancer (C52), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Female Population, UK, 2015-2017

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 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 2015-2017, ICD-10 C52.

Last reviewed:

Vaginal cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary itemmortality rates for females decreased by 50% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2015-2017.[1-3].

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2005-2007 and 2015-2017), vaginal cancer AS mortality rates for females remained stable.[1-3]

Vaginal Cancer (C52), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 1971-2017

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.

Vaginal cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in most broad adult age groups in females in the UK since the early 1970s, but have remained stable in some.[1-3] Rates in 25-49s have remained stable, in 50-59s have decreased by 54%, in 60-69s have decreased by 53%, in 70-79s have decreased by 46%, and in 80+s have decreased by 52%.

Vaginal Cancer (C52), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, Females, UK, 1971-2017

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
  2. Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.

About this data

Data is for UK, 1971-2017, C52

Last reviewed:

There is evidence for an association between vaginal cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 75% higher for females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Vaginal Cancer (C52), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Females, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in vaginal cancer mortality between females living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1] It has been estimated that there would have been around 20 fewer cancer deaths each year in England during 2007-2011 if all females experienced the same mortality rates as the least deprived.[1]

References

  1. Cancer Research UK and National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer by deprivation in England: Incidence, 1996-2010, Mortality, 1997-2011. London: NCIN; 2014.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 2007-2011, ICD-10 C52

Deprivation gradient statistics were calculated using mortality data for 2007-2011. The deprivation quintiles were calculated using the Income domain scores from the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) from the following years: 2004, 2007 and 2010. Full details on the data and methodology can be found in the Cancer by Deprivation in England NCIN report.

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