Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new female cancer cases).
55% of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cases in the UK are in males, and 45% are in females.
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia incidence rates (European
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (C91.0), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||1.2||1.1||1.0||0.6||1.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.4||2.0||2.2||2.0||1.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||0.9||0.7||0.6||0.5||1.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.2||1.5||1.7||1.9||1.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||1.1||1.0||0.9||0.8||1.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.3||1.6||1.8||1.7||1.3|
For acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C91.0.