Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, 2014, UK

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is of total cancer deaths, 2014, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia deaths, 2012-2014, UK

 

Trend over time

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia mortality rates have decreased by 53% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2014) for both males and females.[1-3]

In 2014, there were 238 ALL deaths in the UK: 123 (52%) in males and 115 (48%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 11:10.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 ALL death for every 100,000 males in the UK, and less than 1 for every 100,000 females.

The European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates (As rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK for either sex.[1-3]

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (C91.0), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 107 4 10 2 123
Crude Rate 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4
AS Rate 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.1 0.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.6 0.5
Female Deaths 94 7 12 2 115
Crude Rate 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4
AS Rate 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.4 0.7 0.7 0.4 0.4
Persons Deaths 201 11 22 4 238
Crude Rate 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.4
AS Rate 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item around the AS rate

References

  1. 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.
  2. Data were provided by 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.
  3. 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.
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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older males and females. In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year almost half (47%) of deaths were in people aged 60 and over.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise gradually from birth and rise sharply from around age 45-49, with the highest rates in the 85-89 age group for males and the 80-84 age group for females.[1-3] Mortality rates in all age groups are similar between males and females.[1-3]

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (91.0), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, UK, 2012-2014

For most cancer types, mortality by age largely reflects incidence and survival by age, e.g. typically, higher incidence and lower survival in older people results in higher mortality in older people.

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) mortality rates have decreased by 53% in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] This includes a larger overall decrease for males than females.

For males, European Age-Standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates decreased by 58% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014. For females, rates decreased by 46% in this period.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), ALL AS mortality rates have decreased by 25% for males and females combined, with a similar decrease in males (27%) and females (22%).[1-3]

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (C910), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, UK, 1971-2014

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends, e.g. increased incidence without sufficient survival improvement results in increased mortality.

ALL mortality rates have decreased overall in people aged 0-24 and 70-79 and over in the UK since the early 1970s but have remained stable in people aged 25-49 and 60-69.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in people aged 0-24, with rates falling by 82% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (C910), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, Persons, UK, 1971-2014

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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There is no evidence for an association between acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) mortality and deprivation for either males or females in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised Open a glossary item mortality rates are similar for both males and females living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (C910), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in ALL mortality between people living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1

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