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Mortality from all cancer, directly age standardised rate by deprivation quintile, persons under 75 years

Date Range:
01 Jan 2004 to 31 Dec 2008
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities


Mortality from all cancers, directly age-standardised rate, persons, under 75 years, 2004-08 (pooled) per 100,000 European Standard population by Local Authority by local deprivation quintile.

Local deprivation quintiles are calculated by ranking small areas (Lower Level Super Output Areas (LSOAs)) within each Local Authority based on their Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007 (IMD 2007) deprivation score, and then grouping the LSOAs in each Local Authority into five groups (quintiles) with approximately equal numbers of LSOAs in each. The upper local deprivation quintile (Quintile 1) corresponds with the 20% most deprived small areas within that Local Authority.

The mortality rates have been directly age-standardised using the European Standard Population in order to make allowances for differences in the age structure of populations.

There are inequalities in health. For example, people living in more deprived areas tend to have shorter life expectancy, and higher prevalence and mortality rates of most cancers. Cancer accounts for nearly 30% of all deaths among men in England every year and nearly 25% of deaths among women every year1. Reducing inequalities in premature mortality from all cancers is a national priority, as set out in the Department of Health’s Vital Signs Operating Framework 2008/09-2010/112 and the PSA Delivery Agreement 183. However, existing indicators for premature cancer mortality do not take deprivation into account. This indicator has been produced in order to quantify inequalities in cancer mortality by deprivation.

This indicator has been discontinued and so there will be no further updates.

Legacy unique identifier: P01368