Cancer in children accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2014-2016).[1-3]
58% of children's cancer deaths in the UK are in boys, and 42% are in girls.
Children's cancer mortality rates (World age-standardised
Children's Cancers (C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5), Average Number of Deaths per Year, Crude and World Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per Million Population, Ages 0-14, UK, 2014-2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.0||16.9||6.5||16.4||20.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||24.7||33.9||23.4||46.1||24.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||15.4||8.3||5.0||9.8||15.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.8||21.7||21.1||35.4||19.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.4||14.8||8.2||17.2||18.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.6||25.8||19.9||36.8||21.5|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, December 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2014-2016, ICD-10 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All children's cancers includes all malignant tumours (ICD-10 codes: C00-C97), and all benign/uncertain or unknown behaviour brain, other central nervous system and intracranial tumours.