In 2012-2014, there was an average of 1,756 new cases of cancer in children per year in the UK: 947 (54%) in boys and 809 (46%) in girls, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-4] The crude incidence rate shows that there are 164 new cancer cases for every million boys aged 0-14 in the UK, and 147 for every million girls aged 0-14.[1-4]
All Children's Cancers, Average Number of New Cases per Year, Crude and World Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per Million Population, Ages 0-14, UK, 2012-2014
|England||Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||United Kingdom|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||159.3||153.2||136.9||129.7||159.9|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||172.5||213.2||180.7||197.8||172.2|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||142.2||128.5||124.2||115.1||142.9|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||155.1||185.1||166.8||181.4||154.7|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||152.8||149.7||137.0||132.4||153.4|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||162.1||191.0||167.6||179.9||161.9|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2012-2014, ICD-10 C00-C97 plus D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5 (excluding D33.7, D33.9, D43.7 and D43.9 in Northern Ireland).