Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, 2016, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is of total cancer deaths, 2016, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia deaths, 2014-2016, UK

 

Trend over time

Change in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia mortality rates since the early 1970s, UK

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]

In males in the UK, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths).

62% of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia deaths in the UK are in males, and 38% are in females.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia mortality rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates Open a glossary item) are similar to the UK average in all the UK constituent countries.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (C91.1), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2016

  England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland UK
Male Deaths 533 44 31 16 624
Crude Rate 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.9
AS Rate 2.5 2.2 2.4 2.7 2.5
AS Rate - 95% LCL 2.3 1.5 1.5 1.4 2.3
AS Rate - 95% UCL 2.8 2.8 3.2 4.0 2.7
Female Deaths 330 27 22 5 384
Crude Rate 1.2 1.0 1.4 0.5 1.2
AS Rate 1.1 0.9 1.2 0.6 1.1
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.1 1.0
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.2 1.3 1.7 1.0 1.2
Persons Deaths 863 71 53 21 1008
Crude Rate 1.6 1.3 1.7 1.1 1.5
AS Rate 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7
AS Rate - 95% LCL 1.6 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.6
AS Rate - 95% UCL 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.8

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

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 2016, ICD-10 C91.1.

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older people. In the UK in 2014-2016, on average each year around three-quarters (74%) of deaths were in people aged 75 and over.[1-3] This largely reflects higher incidence and lower survival for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in older people.

Age-specific mortality rates rise steeply from around age 60-64. The highest rates are in the 90+ age group for males and females.

Mortality rates are significantly higher in males than females in a number of (mainly older) age groups. The gap is widest at age 50 to 54, when the age-specific mortality rate is 5.8 times higher in males than females.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (C91.1), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014-2016

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

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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 C91.1.

Last reviewed:

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia European age-standardised (AS) Open a glossary item mortality rates for males and females combined decreased by 14% in the UK between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.[1-3] The decrease was of a similar size in males and females.

For males, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 16% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016. For females, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia AS mortality rates in the UK decreased by 19% between 1971-1973 and 2014-2016.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2004-2006 and 2014-2016), chronic lymphocytic leukaemia AS mortality rates for males and females combined decreased by 20%. In males AS mortality rates decreased by 20%, and in females rates decreased by 23%.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (C91.1), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 1971-2016

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends. For example, rising mortality may reflect rising incidence and stable survival, while falling mortality may reflect rising incidence and rising survival.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia mortality rates have decreased overall in most broad age groups in males and females combined in the UK since the early 1970s, but have increased in some.[1-3] Rates in 0-24s have decreased by 91%, in 25-49s have decreased by 79%, in 50-59s have decreased by 74%, in 60-69s have decreased by 46%, in 70-79s have decreased by 31%, and in 80+s have increased by 33%.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (C91.1), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, By Age, UK, 1971-2016

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, 1971-2016, ICD-10 C91.1.

Last reviewed:

There is no evidence for an association between chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) 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]

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (C91.1), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, England, 2007-2011

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

References

  1. Cancer Research UK and National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer by deprivation in England: Incidence, 1996-2010, Mortality, 1997-2011. London: NCIN; 2014.

About this data

Data is for: England, 2007-2011, ICD-10 C91.1

Deprivation gradient statistics were calculated using mortality data for 2007-2011. The deprivation quintiles were calculated using the Income domain scores from the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) from the following years: 2004, 2007 and 2010. Full details on the data and methodology can be found in the Cancer by Deprivation in England NCIN report.

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