There were 175 deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2019

Our non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) mortality surveillance report has just been published.

The 2019 NMSC mortality rate for men was 2.5 per 100,000, compared to 0.9 per 100,000 for females.

Mortality rates increase with age, with the rate for the 85+ year age group being roughly four times greater than that of the 75-84 year age group.

Rates also vary by ethnicity, with 1.9 deaths per 100,000 for the European/Other ethnic group, more than three times greater than the next most affected ethnic group, Māori.


You can read the full report here: NMSC surveillance report.pdf