Prostate Cancer

Treasury written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths from prostate cancer there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government Office region and (b) age group.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 5 February 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many deaths from prostate cancer there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by (a)Government Office Region and (b) age group. (184249)

The table attached provides the numbers of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death by (a) government office region, and (b) age group from 1997 to 2006 (the latest year available).

Table 1 : Number of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death( 1) , by Government Office Region and age group, 1997-2006( 2, 3)
Deaths
GOR Age 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
North East <50 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 3 1 1
50-54 2 3 4 3 4 1 2 2 3 2
55-59 6 8 12 6 4 5 7 15 6 9
60-64 22 15 27 21 32 25 17 18 21 20
65-69 41 44 42 35 26 35 28 41 29 42
70-74 67 80 63 64 60 62 65 71 55 82
75-79 84 92 84 81 94 84 95 115 86 98
80-84 71 63 52 73 85 104 98 90 93 91
85+ 73 81 88 68 76 97 89 102 98 121
Total 368 386 374 352 383 413 401 457 392 466
North West <50 4 5 2 4 4 6 3 1 6 2
50-54 3 8 9 11 11 8 8 10 8 7
55-59 23 17 27 20 26 17 21 19 24 29
60-64 52 61 55 64 50 48 54 44 57 48
65-69 98 107 106 108 117 91 93 82 102 82
70-74 194 170 185 163 168 155 151 143 161 150
75-79 217 232 248 257 230 236 206 214 202 223
80-84 214 213 191 205 253 231 248 263 264 232
85+ 226 234 218 232 268 285 269 286 285 243
Total 1,031 1,047 1,041 1,064 1,127 1,077 1,053 1,62 1,109 1,016
Yorkshire and The Humber <50 4 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 4 3
50-54 6 10 10 6 4 8 5 9 4 4
55-59 13 11 10 11 11 11 11 12 25 26
60-64 33 40 34 34 36 25 45 43 42 31
65-69 77 67 76 69 77 73 79 80 68 '61
70-74 150 145 145 122 111 122 125 119 113 130
75-79 184 181 209 175 168 181 173 174 157 169
80-84 168 147 149 158 152 156 210 216 180 206
85+ 175 154 156 195 195 205 240 202 202 228
Total 810 755 789 770 756 784 890 856 795 858
East Midlands <50 3 2 0 1 0 4 1 1 1 3
50-54 8 4 7 5 4 9 8 8 7 2
55-59 12 14 11 14 13 16 14 13 22 17
60-64 33 25 38 31 33 31 33 30 29 33
65-69 66 69 68 71 50 62 45 65 66 49
70-74 121 99 114 118 105 111 132 112 101 107
75-79 149 157 146 161 170 150 149 153 145 154
80-84 155 141 133 148 144 157 191 176 188 187
85+ 154 183 161 136 168 192 208 204 196 205
Total 701 694 678 685 687 732 781 762 755 757
West Midlands
<50 2 2 1 1 5 1 0 3 1 1
50-54 2 4 1 6 9 9 8 6 1 4
55-59 25 14 14 16 19 17 17 18 14 19
60-64 28 35 41 31 35 49 44 41 35 53
65-69 82 87 78 86 71 69 91 73 58 95
70-74 167 147 148 122 161 131 130 124 137 127
75-79 199 204 216 217 202 185 195 197 191 174
80-84 189 217 175 160 228 217 221 231 206 207
85+ 157 174 191 196 225 232 242 237 246 280
Total 851 884 865 835 955 910 948 930 889 960
East of England <50 0 1 1 1 3 1 5 1 1 2
50-54 6 9 5 5 8 5 0 3 4 5
55-59 21 19 14 15 15 24 16 17 20 22
60-64 30 40 31 46 40 52 34 36 32 32
65-69 83 68 66 78 84 77 95 73 83 80
70-74 141 132 138 141 149 152 140 142 150 123
75-79 198 213 248 195 227 220 209 190 190 216
80-84 171 203 179 184 207 260 233 256 269 253
85+ 220 209 223 240 264 283 268 299 266 307
Total 870 894 905 905 997 1,074 1,000 1,017 1,015 1,040
London <50 2 5 0 3 4 1 3 2 2 3
50-54 5 5 6 4 5 9 8 8 8 7
55-59 18 10 17 10 16 17 14 24 22 18
60-64 45 51 41 39 38 42 44 42 36 31
65-69 83 79 93 96 82 84 77 79 70 85
70-74 156 157 138 101 124 130 131 146 141 96
75-79 186 201 223 174 212 216 185 191 168 151
80-84 199 180 168 160 200 190 199 209 219 197
85+ 184 203 224 211 249 240 229 238 287 262
Total 878 891 910 798 930 929 890 939 953 850
South East <50 6 3 1 5 1 6 3 5 2 2
50-54 11 8 14 10 8 13 11 11 5 8
55-59 29 21 22 19 22 32 30 32 32 27
60-64 56 69 56 56 66 62 60 50 43 51
65-69 121 121 125 103 112 148 116 101 108 99
70-74 229 238 185 184 213 185 181 200 198 174
75-79 304 321 322 291 307 282 307 271 278 290
80-84 319 313 325 286 324 331 376 368 339 353
85+ 359 382 413 392 397 467 450 393 451 488
Total 1,434 1,476 1,463 1,346 1,450 1,526 1,534 1,431 1,456 1,492
South West <50 1 2 3 1 0 2 5 0 2 2
50-54 2 9 8 6 6 6 4 5 4 7
55-59 19 15 21 7 17 22 32 24 18 16
60-64 42 34 42 29 34 39 45 43 41 37
65-69 81 81 68 68 91 97 92 68 82 82
70-74 169 158 127 157 107 144 132 146 149 131
75-79 237 218 232 218 215 217 197 241 226 208
80-84 232 253 221 231 227 229 273 274 265 259
85+ 256 277 268 289 323 270 293 276 341 325
Total 1,039 1,047 990 1,006 1,020 1,026 1,073 1,077 1,128 1,067
England total 7,982 8,074 8,015 7,761 8,305 8,471 8,570 8,531 8,492 8,506
(1) Cause of death for prostate cancer was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 185 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C61. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years. (2) Based on boundaries as of 2007. (3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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