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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Health written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Conservative, Worthing West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new cases of (a) cervical cancer and (b) genital warts have been recorded in each year since 1981.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information concerning the number of new cases of cervical cancer and new and recurrent cases of genital warts diagnosed in each year since 1981 up to the year of latest data availability has been set out in the following tables:

Cervical cancer registrations
Incidence
1981 3,784
1982 3,710
1983 3,677
1984 3,786
1985 4,073
1986 4,032
1987 3,998
1988 4,041
1989 3,798
1990 3,923
1991 3,386
1992 3,217
1993 3,116
1994 2,998
1995 2,874
1996 2,748
1997 2,708
1998 2,620
1999 2,717
2000 2,468
2001 2,487
2002 2,350
2003 2,372
2004 2,275
2005 2,299
2006 2,405
2007 2,338
2008 2,384
2009 2,747
Notes: 1. Cervical cancer is coded as 180 in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) and C53 in the Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2. Figures exclude non-residents. 3. Newly-diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year. 4. Latest data available are for 2009. 5. This information has been provided by the Office for National Statistics.
Genital warts (first and recurrent episodes)
Country Year Total
England and Wales 1981 29,704
  1982 33,343
  1983 37,899
  1984 44,050
  1985 52,177
  1986 67,068
  1987 74,542
  1988 75,878
  1989 78,146
     
England 1990 77,112
  1991 82,618
  1992 84,600
  1993 84,720
  1994 86,725
  1995 89,357
  1996 94,990
  1997 102,071
  1998 105,609
  1999 107,666
  2000 106,836
  2001 108,560
  2002 108,462
  2003 110,314
  2004 113,478
  2005 116,599
  2006 121,068
  2007 130,789
  2008 135,888
  2009 133,080
  2010 129,207
Notes: 1. Data on unknown gender are included in the 'Total' column. 2. The data available from the KC60 (2008 and earlier) and GUMCAD (2009 onwards) returns are for diagnoses made in genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics only. A recent study of genital warts cases (first and recurrence) seen in GUM clinics and in general practice in 2008 has found most cases seen in general practice were referred on to GUM clinics and estimated that around only 5% of cases were seen in general practice only, i.e. figures in the table may represent up to 95% of cases. 3. The data available from the KC60 and GUMCAD returns are the number of diagnoses made, not the number of patients diagnosed. 4. The information provided is based on reported data from GUM clinics in England (1981-2010) and Wales (1981-89) that have been adjusted for missing clinic data. 5. England only data are not available before 1990. 6. Data are not available for 2011.

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