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Bowel Cancer

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the detected rate of bowel cancer was in Northern Ireland in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005. (76321)

The following table details the number of incidences of bowel cancer (ICD-10 C18 to C21) in selected years. Information for 2005 is not yet available.

1993

1995

2003

Incidence of colorectal cancer in 1993, 1995 and 2003

Incidence

925

983

995

Crude incidence rate1

56.6

59.6

58.4

Age standardised incidence rate (to 2003 NI population)1

Lower2

57.3

59.8

Rate

61.2

63.8

58.4

Upper2

65.2

67.8

1 Rates are per 100,000 of the population.

2 The upper and lower intervals provide a range within which the true rate might lie once the age structure of the population in the earlier years has been taken into account.

This information has been provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry and is the most up-to-date currently available.