Cancer

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office

(1) what the mortality rate from cancer has been in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) East Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last 15 years;

(2) how many men in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire died from advanced prostate cancer in 2012.

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 Peter Fullerton, dated June 2014

On behalf of the Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Questions asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office:

1. How many men in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire died from advanced prostate cancer in 2012 (199653)

2. What the mortality rate from cancer has been in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) East Lancashire and (c) the North West in each of the last 15 years (199660)

The most recent figures available are for 2012. Table 1 provides the number of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death for males in 1(a) Pendle parliamentary constituency and 1(b) Lancashire county, for deaths registered in 2012.

Table 2 provides the age-standardised mortality rate where cancer was the underlying cause of death for 2(a) Pendle parliamentary constituency, 2(b) East Lancashire clinical commissioning group and 2(c) the North West region from 1998 to 2012, where available. Rates are not presented for Pendle before 2001 and for East Lancashire before 2002 because the corresponding population estimates are not available.

The number of deaths registered in England and Wales each year by sex, age and underlying cause, are published annually on the ONS website at:

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/all-releases.html?definition=tcm%3A77-27475

Table 1. Number of deaths where the underlying cause was prostate cancer, males in Pendle parliamentary constituency and Lancashire county, deaths registered in 20121,2,3
Area of usual residence 2012
Pendle 14
Lancashire 203
1 Underlying cause of death was defined using the international Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C61 (Malignant neoplasm of prostate). It has been assumed that where prostate cancer was judged to be the underlying cause of death, it can be considered ‘advanced'. 2 Figures are based on boundaries correct as at May 2014 and exclude non-residents. 3 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 prostate 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
Table 2: Age-standardised mortality rates where cancer was the underlying cause of death, Pendle parliamentary constituency, East Lancashire clinical commissioning group and North West region, deaths registered each year from 1998 to 20121,2,3,4,5
Rates per 100,000 (Population)
Registration year Pendle East Lancashire North West
1998 n/a n/a 209.5
1999 n/a n/a 210.3
2000 n/a n/a 205.4
2001 196.7 n/a 207.3
2002 178.7 200.4 204.8
2003 172.0 189.0 197.1
2004 176.0 186.3 195.4
2005 177.9 178.5 197.3
2006 186.2 173.7 191.6
2007 177.6 179.7 190.8
2008 178.9 180.8 188.4
2009 178.1 195.6 184.1
2010 159.9 182.6 185.5
2011 179.2 182.7 180.6
2012 160.8 176.6 178.1
n/a = Not available. 1 Age-standardised rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the 1976 European Standard Population (ESP). Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages. For more information on ESP, see the ONS website: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/user-guidance/health-and-life-events/revised-european-standard-population-2013--2013-esp-/index.html 2 Underlying cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes C00 to C97 for the period 2001 to 2012, and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 140 to 208 for the period 1998 to 2000 3 Figures are based on deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in the years 1998 to 2012. Further information on registration delays for a range of causes 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 4 Figures exclude deaths of non-residents 5 Figures are based on boundaries as of May 2014.

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