In 2012-2014, there was an average of 257 cancer deaths in children per year in the UK: 139 (54%) in boys and 118 (46%) in girls, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-3] The
All Childhood Cancers, Average Number of Deaths per Year, Crude and World Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per Million Population, Ages 0-14, UK, 2012-2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL*||21.5||6.3||17.9||18.8||21.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL*||26.5||22.9||35.9||49.4||26.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL*||19.7||5.9||10.4||6.1||19.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL*||24.7||22.8||25.5||29.2||23.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL*||21.3||8.6||16.6||16.4||21.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL*||24.9||20.4||28.4||35.8||24.4|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregistrationsummarytables/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.