Cancer - deaths aged 45-74 years
- Over the long term there has been a slight increase in relative inequality, although this has been more stable since 2004. Absolute inequalities have fluctuated over time with no clear trend.
Between 1997 and 2010, there was a 19.1% decrease in the death rate from cancer amongst those aged 45-74 years (around 7,400 deaths in 2010). People aged 45-74 living in the most deprived areas are more than twice as likely to die of cancer than those in the least deprived areas (555 per 100,000 population compared to 267 per 100,000, in 2010). Over the long-term the death rate in the most deprived areas has reduced by a similar amount as in the least deprived areas, meaning that absolute inequality has remained broadly stable (as demonstrated by the absolute range). Relative inequality has increased slightly over the long-term, but has been more stable since 2004 (indicated by the overall increase in RII).
Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available
Relative Index of Inequality (RII) over time
Absolute range over time
Scale / context
|Number of deaths||Target population size||Rate per 100,000 (EASR)|
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