Spain: Laryngeal Cancer Mortality, by year
YearNumber of deaths
20221,170
20211,158
20201,181
20191,258
20181,261
20171,360
20161,320
20151,314
20141,310
20131,364
20121,480
20111,524
20101,506
20091,473
20081,548
20071,498
20061,541
20051,600
  • Region: Spain
  • Time period: 2005 to 2022
  • Published: Feb 2024

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Overall Trend in Deaths from Laryngeal Cancer in Spain

Deaths caused by laryngeal cancer in Spain have shown a declining trend over the last 19 years. The peak was observed in 2005 with 1,600 deaths, while the lowest recorded number was in 2022, with 1,170 deaths. This reduction indicates a significant improvement in either detection, treatment, or both.

Year-to-Year Fluctuations

Although the overall trend is decreasing, the data reveals year-to-year fluctuations. For instance, after a decrease from 1,524 deaths in 2011 to 1,310 deaths in 2014, there was a slight increase to 1,364 deaths in 2013, before continuing the downward trend. Such fluctuations suggest varying factors influencing mortality rates annually.

Significant Milestones in the Data

A pivotal year in the dataset is 2005, marking the highest number of laryngeal cancer deaths at 1,600. Conversely, 2022 stands out for having the lowest death toll, with 1,170 deaths. These milestones highlight the progress made over nearly two decades in combating laryngeal cancer in Spain.

Comparative Analysis Over Selected Years

Comparing the data at five-year intervals provides insights into the pace of decline. From 2005 to 2010, deaths decreased by 94, a relatively slower pace than from 2017 to 2022, which saw a reduction of 190 deaths. This acceleration in the decrease of deaths may indicate improved effectiveness of healthcare strategies against laryngeal cancer in recent years.

Notable Trends in Recent Years

The last five years have seen a relatively stable range of laryngeal cancer deaths, fluctuating between 1,158 and 1,181 deaths. This stabilization suggests that while significant progress has been made, efforts to further reduce mortality rates face challenges, possibly due to reaching limits in the effectiveness of current interventions or changes in population demographics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the overall trend in deaths from laryngeal cancer in Spain over the last 19 years?

The overall trend shows a decline in deaths from laryngeal cancer in Spain, from a peak of 1,600 deaths in 2005 to its lowest at 1,170 deaths in 2022.

What trends were observed in the last five years?

The last five years showed a relatively stable range of laryngeal cancer deaths in Spain, fluctuating between 1,158 and 1,181 deaths, indicating a stabilization in the mortality rate.

Terms and Definitions

A type of cancer that develops in the tissues of the larynx (voice box). The larynx is part of the throat, located at the top of the windpipe (trachea). The cells within the larynx can mutate and grow out of control to create malignant tumors that can metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body.

This refers to the death rate within a specific population or context. In the context of this article - 'laryngeal cancer mortality' in Spain - it would refer to the rate or number of people who die each year as a result of this particular type of cancer.

The number of new cases of a particular disease occurring within a population over a specific time period, typically per year. This is often expressed as a ratio per 100,000 people and can be used to track increases or decreases in the disease over time.

This is the total number of cases of a disease in a population at a given time. It takes into account both newly diagnosed individuals and those who have had the disease for some time. Prevalence provides an indication of how widespread a disease is.

The branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases in populations, identifying their causes, distribution, and patterns, in order to control health problems. It provides the basis for decision-making in public health.

Elements or behaviors that increase an individual's likelihood of developing a disease or health disorder. For laryngeal cancer, risk factors may include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, occupational exposure to certain toxic substances, and others.

Refers to tests or exams used to find a disease such as cancer in individuals who do not have any symptoms. Screening programs are often implemented as a preventative health measure and can help to detect diseases at an early stage, increasing the possibility of successful treatment.

Statistical measure that indicates the percentage of people who are still alive a certain amount of time after they were diagnosed with or started treatment for a disease, such as cancer. It often refers to the 5-year survival rate which is the percentage of patients who live at least five years after their diagnosis.
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