Vulval cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from vulval cancer, 2016, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage vulval cancer is of female cancer deaths, 2016, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of vulval cancer deaths, 2014-2016, UK

 

Trend over time

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

Vulval cancer is the 20th most common cause of cancer death in females in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females (2016).[1-3]

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

Vulval Cancer (C51), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Female Deaths 387 35 30 8 460
Crude Rate 1.4 1.3 1.9 0.8 1.4
AS Rate 1.3 1.2 1.7 1.0 1.3
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.2 0.8 1.1 0.3 1.2
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.5 1.6 2.3 1.6 1.4
Persons Deaths 387 35 30 8 460
Crude Rate 0.7 0.6 1.0 0.4 0.7
AS Rate 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.8
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.7
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.8 0.9 1.3 0.9 0.8

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

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 C51.

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Vulval cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older women. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year around two-thirds (67%) of deaths were in females aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for vulval cancer in older people.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steadily from around age 40-44 and more steeply from around age 65-69. The highest rates are in the 90+ age group.

Vulval Cancer (C51), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Female 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 C51.

Last reviewed:

Vulval cancer European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for females decreased by 40% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3]

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), vulval cancer AS mortality rates for females remained stable.[1-3]

Vulval Cancer (C51), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, 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.

Vulval 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 42%, in 60-69s have decreased by 53%, in 70-79s have decreased by 48%, and in 80+s have decreased by 25%.

Vulval Cancer (C51), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, Females, 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 C51

Last reviewed:

There is evidence for an association between vulval cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are 88% higher for females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Vulval Cancer (C51), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Females, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in vulval 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 90 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 C51

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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