This data shows premature deaths (Age under 75) from all Cancers, numbers and rates by gender, as 3-year moving-averages.
Cancers are a major cause of premature deaths. Inequalities exist in cancer rates between the most deprived areas and the most affluent areas.
Directly Age-Standardised Rates (DASR) are shown in the data (where numbers are sufficient) so that death rates can be directly compared between areas. The DASR calculation applies Age-specific rates to a Standard (European) population to cancel out possible effects on crude rates due to different age structures among populations, thus enabling direct comparisons of rates.
A limitation on using mortalities as a proxy for prevalence of health conditions is that mortalities may give an incomplete view of health conditions in an area, as ill-health might not lead to premature death.
Data source: NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (NHS-HSCIC) (Dataset unique identifier P00399). This data is updated annually.