Cancer by Deprivation in England 1996 - 2011

This report examines the most recently available cancer incidence and mortality in England, with the population split into five quintiles using the income domain of the English Indices of Deprivation. Many factors impact on the likelihood of developing cancer, these include being a non-smoker, consuming less alcohol, being of a healthy weight, and eating healthily. These factors are hard to measure at a population level, but are known to vary with socio-economic deprivation.

Change in incidence and mortality with socio-economic deprivation is examined (standardised for population age) for each cancer type, over time, and for males and females separately and combined. It is shown that if the more deprived groups had the same rates as the least deprived, there would have been around 15,300 fewer cases and 19,200 fewer deaths per year across all cancers combined in the most recent 5-year periods.

The work was performed as part of the partnership between the National Cancer Intelligence Network and Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

Outputs available on incidence figures for 1996-2010 and mortality for 1997-2011 are:

Cancer by deprivation in England 1996 - 2011: This report contains statistics and summary analysis for each cancer type, by sex and period of time.

Cancer by deprivation in England 1996 - 2011: This spread sheet contains more detailed breakdowns of the data, including statistics by persons combined in addition to those for males and females separately.