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Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 12 May 2009

Health

Cancer: Death

Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of trends in mortality rates of (a) common cancers and (b) rarer cancers; and if he will make a statement. [232840]

[Official Report, 18 November 2008, Vol. 483, c. 344-50W.]


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Letter of correction from Kevin Brennan:

The UK Statistics Authority has identified an error in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Dr. Gibson) on 18 November 2008.

The original answer provided a table of the age-standardised mortality rates in England, by sex, for the period 1971 to 2005 for all cancers combined and for each cancer where this information was readily available. The error occurred in the rates presented for prostate cancer, which were incorrect for all the years shown, because of a clerical error. In the original table, prostate cancer is ranked 9th on the list for males. On the corrected table, it appears 5th on the list, as the figures are presented in rank order for the first year of data (1971).

The corrected tables are as follows:


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Table 1: Age-standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population by cancer site and sex, England, 1971-2005( 1)
Rate per 100,000 population
Sex Site 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

Male

All cancers

284

286

286

288

284

289

285

286

287

285

284

Lung

107

109

109

110

107

108

108

108

106

104

101

Colorectal

34

34

33

34

33

34

33

32

32

31

31

Stomach

32

31

31

30

30

29

28

28

27

26

25

Prostate

21

21

21

21

21

22

22

21

22

22

22

Bladder

13

13

13

13

12

13

13

13

12

12

12

Pancreas

12

12

12

12

13

12

12

12

13

13

12

Leukaemia

8

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Oesophagus

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

9

8

9

9

Brain

4

5

4

5

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

Lip, mouth and pharynx

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Kidney

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

5

4

5

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

Larynx

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Myeloma

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

3

4

Hogkin's disease

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

Testis

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Melanoma

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Female

All cancers

175

175

176

178

178

181

179

180

182

183

182

Breast

39

39

40

39

40

40

40

40

40

40

41

Colorectal

26

26

26

26

26

26

25

25

24

24

23

Lung

19

19

20

21

22

22

23

23

24

25

25

Stomach

15

15

14

14

13

13

12

13

12

12

11

Ovary

13

13

12

12

12

13

12

13

12

12

12

Cervix

8

8

8

7

8

8

7

7

7

7

7

Pancreas

7

7

7

8

7

8

8

7

8

8

7

Uterus

5

4

5

5

4

4

4

5

4

4

4

Leukaemia

5

5

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Oesophagus

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Bladder

3

3

3

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

4

Brain

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Non Hodgkin's lymphoma

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Myeloma

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

2

2

Kidney

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Lip, mouth and pharynx

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Melanoma

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

2

Hogkin's disease

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Larynx

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

1


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