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Prostate Cancer

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths from prostate cancer there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) Government Office region and (b) age group. [184249]

Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 5 February 2008:


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Table 1 : Number of deaths where prostate cancer was the underlying cause of death( 1) , by Government Office Region and age group, 1997-2006( 2, 3)
Deaths
GOR Age 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

North East

<50

2

0

2

1

2

0

0

3

1

1

50-54

2

3

4

3

4

1

2

2

3

2

55-59

6

8

12

6

4

5

7

15

6

9

60-64

22

15

27

21

32

25

17

18

21

20

65-69

41

44

42

35

26

35

28

41

29

42

70-74

67

80

63

64

60

62

65

71

55

82

75-79

84

92

84

81

94

84

95

115

86

98

80-84

71

63

52

73

85

104

98

90

93

91

85+

73

81

88

68

76

97

89

102

98

121

Total

368

386

374

352

383

413

401

457

392

466

North West

<50

4

5

2

4

4

6

3

1

6

2

50-54

3

8

9

11

11

8

8

10

8

7

55-59

23

17

27

20

26

17

21

19

24

29

60-64

52

61

55

64

50

48

54

44

57

48

65-69

98

107

106

108

117

91

93

82

102

82

70-74

194

170

185

163

168

155

151

143

161

150

75-79

217

232

248

257

230

236

206

214

202

223

80-84

214

213

191

205

253

231

248

263

264

232

85+

226

234

218

232

268

285

269

286

285

243

Total

1,031

1,047

1,041

1,064

1,127

1,077

1,053

1,62

1,109

1,016

Yorkshire and The Humber

<50

4

0

0

0

2

3

2

1

4

3

50-54

6

10

10

6

4

8

5

9

4

4

55-59

13

11

10

11

11

11

11

12

25

26

60-64

33

40

34

34

36

25

45

43

42

31

65-69

77

67

76

69

77

73

79

80

68

'61

70-74

150

145

145

122

111

122

125

119

113

130

75-79

184

181

209

175

168

181

173

174

157

169

80-84

168

147

149

158

152

156

210

216

180

206

85+

175

154

156

195

195

205

240

202

202

228

Total

810

755

789

770

756

784

890

856

795

858

East Midlands

<50

3

2

0

1

0

4

1

1

1

3

50-54

8

4

7

5

4

9

8

8

7

2

55-59

12

14

11

14

13

16

14

13

22

17

60-64

33

25

38

31

33

31

33

30

29

33

65-69

66

69

68

71

50

62

45

65

66

49

70-74

121

99

114

118

105

111

132

112

101

107

75-79

149

157

146

161

170

150

149

153

145

154

80-84

155

141

133

148

144

157

191

176

188

187

85+

154

183

161

136

168

192

208

204

196

205

Total

701

694

678

685

687

732

781

762

755

757

West Midlands

<50

2

2

1

1

5

1

0

3

1

1

50-54

2

4

1

6

9

9

8

6

1

4

55-59

25

14

14

16

19

17

17

18

14

19

60-64

28

35

41

31

35

49

44

41

35

53

65-69

82

87

78

86

71

69

91

73

58

95

70-74

167

147

148

122

161

131

130

124

137

127

75-79

199

204

216

217

202

185

195

197

191

174

80-84

189

217

175

160

228

217

221

231

206

207

85+

157

174

191

196

225

232

242

237

246

280

Total

851

884

865

835

955

910

948

930

889

960

East of England

<50

0

1

1

1

3

1

5

1

1

2

50-54

6

9

5

5

8

5

0

3

4

5

55-59

21

19

14

15

15

24

16

17

20

22

60-64

30

40

31

46

40

52

34

36

32

32

65-69

83

68

66

78

84

77

95

73

83

80

70-74

141

132

138

141

149

152

140

142

150

123

75-79

198

213

248

195

227

220

209

190

190

216

80-84

171

203

179

184

207

260

233

256

269

253

85+

220

209

223

240

264

283

268

299

266

307

Total

870

894

905

905

997

1,074

1,000

1,017

1,015

1,040

London

<50

2

5

0

3

4

1

3

2

2

3

50-54

5

5

6

4

5

9

8

8

8

7

55-59

18

10

17

10

16

17

14

24

22

18

60-64

45

51

41

39

38

42

44

42

36

31

65-69

83

79

93

96

82

84

77

79

70

85

70-74

156

157

138

101

124

130

131

146

141

96

75-79

186

201

223

174

212

216

185

191

168

151

80-84

199

180

168

160

200

190

199

209

219

197

85+

184

203

224

211

249

240

229

238

287

262

Total

878

891

910

798

930

929

890

939

953

850

South East

<50

6

3

1

5

1

6

3

5

2

2

50-54

11

8

14

10

8

13

11

11

5

8

55-59

29

21

22

19

22

32

30

32

32

27

60-64

56

69

56

56

66

62

60

50

43

51

65-69

121

121

125

103

112

148

116

101

108

99

70-74

229

238

185

184

213

185

181

200

198

174

75-79

304

321

322

291

307

282

307

271

278

290

80-84

319

313

325

286

324

331

376

368

339

353

85+

359

382

413

392

397

467

450

393

451

488

Total

1,434

1,476

1,463

1,346

1,450

1,526

1,534

1,431

1,456

1,492

South West

<50

1

2

3

1

0

2

5

0

2

2

50-54

2

9

8

6

6

6

4

5

4

7

55-59

19

15

21

7

17

22

32

24

18

16

60-64

42

34

42

29

34

39

45

43

41

37

65-69

81

81

68

68

91

97

92

68

82

82

70-74

169

158

127

157

107

144

132

146

149

131

75-79

237

218

232

218

215

217

197

241

226

208

80-84

232

253

221

231

227

229

273

274

265

259

85+

256

277

268

289

323

270

293

276

341

325

Total

1,039

1,047

990

1,006

1,020

1,026

1,073

1,077

1,128

1,067

England total

7,982

8,074

8,015

7,761

8,305

8,471

8,570

8,531

8,492

8,506

(1) Cause of death for prostate cancer was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 185 and Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code C61. The introduction of ICD-10 in 2001 means that the numbers of deaths from this cause before 2001 are not completely comparable with later years. (2) Based on boundaries as of 2007. (3) Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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