HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c502W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the statistical incidence of prostate cancer in each of the last 10 years for which records exist. [89679]

Ruth Kelly

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from John Pullinger to Mr. Robert Spink, dated 13 January 2003: The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the statistical incidence of prostate cancer in each of the last ten years for which records exist. I am replying in his absence. (89679) The latest available cancer incidence rates are for newly diagnosed cases of cancer in 1999. The directly age standardised registration rates for prostate cancer in England for the ten year period 1990–99 are given in the table below.

Directly age standardised' registration rates per 100,000 males for prostate2 cancer in England, 1990–99
Malignant neoplasm of prostate2
1990 47.2
1991 49.6
1992 54.4
1993 58.5
1994 66.1
1995 69.0
1996 72.3
1997 71.2
1998 68.5
1999 72.6
1Using the European Standard Population
2For the year 1991 to 1994, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision Code (ICD-9), code 185. For the years 1995 to 1999, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), code C61.


Office for National Statistics. "Cancer statistics—registrations, England 1999". Series MB1 no. 30. London: The Stationary Office, 2002. Available on the National Statistics website at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/Mb130/MB1_30.pdf