Cancer - incidence rate aged under 75 years
- Inequalities are stable in both absolute and relative terms over the long term with some evidence of a slight decrease in the last few years
There were around 19,700 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2009. Rates have decreased by 2% since 1996 but fluctuated year on year with no clear trend since 1997. In 2009, the rate in the most deprived decile was 413 per 100,000 population compared to a rate of 305 in the least deprived decile - a difference of 108. Inequality measures (both absolute range and RII) have remained stable since 1996. There has been some decrease in both inequalities measures since 2006, which is a result of a worsening in the least deprived areas, while rates in the most deprived areas have remained steady.
Inequalities gradient in the most recent year available
Relative Index of Inequality ( RII) over time
Absolute range over time
Scale / context
|Number of new cases||Target population size||Rate per 100,000 ( EASR)|
1. The 2007 and 2008 data has been revised since the publication of the October 2010 report.