In 2011-2013, there was an average of 1,691 new cases of cancer in children per year in the UK: 903 (53%) in boys and 788 (47%) in girls, giving a male:female ratio of around 11:10.[1-4] The crude incidence rate shows that there are 157 new cancer cases for every million boys aged 0-14 in the UK, and 144 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, 2011-2013
|England||Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||United Kingdom|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||153.5||139.4||129.2||139.9||154.1|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||166.6||197.3||171.8||210.4||166.2|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||139.0||134.1||121.6||109.8||140.1|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||151.8||191.9||163.7||175.2||151.8|
|W-AS Rate - 95% LCL||148.3||145.3||131.7||135.2||149.0|
|W-AS Rate - 95% UCL||157.5||186.2||161.6||183.3||157.4|
An analysis of cancer incidence rates throughout the UK reported very little geographical variation for all children's cancers combined.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp#605.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, February 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=55626.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer incidence and mortality by cancer network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.