Colorectal cancer: data introduction

The following colorectal cancer data pages provide access to detailed statistics on colorectal cancer in Scotland. Most of this data is available through hyperlinks to the  colorectal cancer area of the ISD Scotland website. This includes data on colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence and lifetime risk, which are all available from the ISD Scotland website as downloadable Excel files. The Cancer in Scotland summary report (264Kb), produced by the ISD Population Health Team, provides a statistical overview of cancer in Scotland, comparing colorectal cancer alongside other common cancers.

Table 1. Summarises the dimensions / geographies colorectal cancer data are presented at, either within the data pages which follow or through hyperlinks to other websites.

Table 1: Data for Scotland available through the colorectal cancer data pages

  Data presented?  (Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions / geographies Incidence Mortality Survival Prevalence Lifetime risk
By gender Y Y Y Y Y
By age group Y Y Y Y N
By deprivation group Y Y N N N
By NHS board area Y Y N N N
By local authority area Y N N N N
By community health partnership (CHP) area N N N N N
Time trend Y Y Y N N
National target N N N N N
Comparison with UK/GB Y Y Y N N
International comparison Y Y Y N N

Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.