Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) accounts for 2% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2014) accounting for 2% of all male cancer deaths, and 1% of all female cancer deaths.[1-3]
In 2014, there were 2,516 AML deaths in the UK: 1,453 (58%) in males and 1,063 (42%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 14:10.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there are 5 AML deaths for every 100,000 males in the UK, and 3 for every 100,000 females.
The European age-standardised mortality rates (AS rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK for either sex.[1-3]
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (C920, C924, C925, C926, C928, C930, C940, C942), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||5.3||4.6||4.0||4.4||5.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||6.0||7.3||5.9||8.3||5.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.1||2.2||2.4||1.8||3.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.5||3.9||3.7||4.1||3.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.1||3.5||3.4||3.3||4.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.5||5.0||4.5||5.4||4.4|
- 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 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.