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Cancer Mortality in {{ccg16nm}}

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The mortality rates shown below are known as 'age-standardised'. They take in to account age differences in the underlying populations and provide meaningful comparisons.

What can this show?

Mortality data can give an indication of the demand for end-of-life care for people with cancer, and the need for support for their families and carers (for example, financial or bereavement services). 

This can help make sure resources are targeted to certain geographic areas, or people with certain types of cancer, and estimate future demand.

What is mortality?

Mortality is the number, or rate, of deaths in a given population in a defined time period (usually a year). Mortality data on this page relates to all deaths registered with cancer mentioned as the underlying cause.

Learn more about mortality.

How does mortality vary by cancer type?

The chart below shows the mortality rate for all cancer groups relative to the Scotland average. You can also specify different age groups to filter the data by.

The ' download icon ' symbol below right allows you to print or download the chart in various formats.

Data release dates

Mortality data given here is for 2017, provided by ISD in 2018.

Data on this tool will be updated in 2020 with the latest available information.


How does cancer mortality change over time?

Trends allow you to see a pattern of what has happened over a historical period of time. These rates are based on the year in which an individual is diagnosed with cancer.

The ' download icon ' symbol below right allows you to print or download the chart in various formats.

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