Premature Mortality from Cancer

During the period 2007-9, premature mortality rates from cancer in Lewisham were significantly higher than in England as a whole6 for males and all persons, as the following table and chart show. For females, though higher than England, the difference was not statistically significant at the usual 5% level.

Premature mortality from cancer has steadily decreased in England, but the position in Lewisham is equivocal, as the following table and charts show.

Mortality from Cancer age under 75, 2000-2009, Lewisham and England, DASR/100,000

There is some indication of a reduction in premature mortality from cancer in females, but none of any such reduction among males. There is some inequality across Lewisham in premature mortality from cancer, but this is not great. The following charts show mortality aged under 75 by Electoral Ward in Lewisham, as SMRs, for males, females, and persons for the 5-year period 2004-8.

Premature mortality from cancer in males was significantly higher than England in Bellingham, New Cross, Perry Vale, and Whitefoot wards. No ward was significantly different from any other at the usual level of significance.

Premature mortality from cancer in females was significantly higher than England in Lewisham Central ward. No ward was significantly different from any other at the usual level of significance. Numbers of deaths in Brockley ward were too small to allow and SMR to be calculated validly.

Premature mortality from cancer in all persons was significantly higher than England in Bellingham, Lewisham Central New Cross, and Perry Vale wards. No ward was significantly different from any other at the usual level of significance.

 

 

References

  1. NHS IC Indicator Portal

 

 

 

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