Ovarian Cancer: North West

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office

(1) how many women in Warrington were (a) diagnosed with ovarian cancer and (b) had ovarian cancer listed as a cause of death in each of the last five years for which figures are available;

(2) how many and what proportion of women in (a) the UK and (b) the North West were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Glen Watson, dated March 2014

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking the Secretary of State for Health:

1) How many women in Warrington were (a) diagnosed with ovarian cancer and (b) had ovarian cancer listed as a cause of death in each of the last five years for which figures are available

2) How many and what proportion of women in (a) the UK and (b) the North West were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the last five years for which figures are available. [193396].

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2011. The latest available figures for deaths registrations are for the year 2012. Table 1 provides the number of (a) newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer, for the years 2007 to 2011, and (b) deaths with an underlying cause of ovarian cancer, for the years 2007 to 2012, for women in Warrington local authority. Six years of mortality data have been provided to present the most recent year available with the figures for the five years of incidence data available.

Table 2 provides (a) the number of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer and (b) the proportion (per cent) of the female population with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, for the years 2007 to 2011, for women in the North West and the United Kingdom.

The latest published figures on cancer incidence for the UK constituent countries are available on the following websites:

England:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html

Wales:

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=70275

Scotland:

http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Cancer-Statistics/Female-Genital-Organ/#ovary

Northern Ireland:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/Ovary/

Table 1: Number of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer1, 2 and number of registered deaths5 where the underlying cause was ovarian cancer4, Warrington local authority3, 2007 to 20126
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Incidence 17 9 22 16 21 -
Deaths 9 5 10 10 15 13
‘-’ Denotes not available 1 Cancer of the ovary is coded as C56 (Malignant neoplasm of ovary), according to the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2 Cancer incidence figures are based on newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year. 3 Figures are based on boundaries correct as at February 2014 and exclude non-residents. 4 Underlying cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codeC56. 5 Figures are based on deaths registered rather than deaths occurring in a calendar year. Further information on registration delays for a range of causes including ovarian cancer can be found on the ONS website: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/user-guidance/health-and-life-events/impact-of-registration-delays-on-mortality-statistics/index.html 6 Cancer incidence data have not been published for 2012 and is therefore unavailable. Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Table 2: Number of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer and the percentage of the female population with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, North West and United Kingdom1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 2007 to 2011
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
North West 717 677 781 794 814
Percentage of North West Female population diagnosed 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
           
United Kingdom 6,805 6,650 6,838 6,781 6,756
Percentage of UK Female population diagnosed 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
1 Cancer of the ovary is coded as C56 (Malignant neoplasm of ovary), according to the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2 Cancer incidence figures are based on newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year. 3 Figures are based on boundaries correct as at February 2014 and exclude non-residents. 4 More information on Welsh Cancer data can be found at the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance unit: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=70275 5 More information on Scottish Cancer data can be found at the ISD Scotland: http://www.isdScotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Cancer-Statistics/Female-Genital-Organ/#ovary 6 More Information on Northern Ireland Cancer data can be found at the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/Ovary/ 7 Percentages are calculated using mid-year population estimates for the United Kingdom and the North West Region.

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