Leukaemia (all subtypes combined) is the 12th most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all new cases. In males, it is the 10th most common cancer (3% of the male cases), whilst it is the 11th (2%) in females.[1-4]
In 2014, there were 9,534 new cases of leukaemia in the UK: 5,744 (60%) in men and 3,790 (40%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 15:10.[1-4] The
Leukaemia (C91-C95), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.9||25.2||13.7||11.7||20.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||22.1||30.7||16.9||17.3||21.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.5||12.2||7.9||6.5||11.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.3||15.8||10.1||10.3||12.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||15.8||18.5||10.9||9.4||15.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||16.5||21.7||12.8||12.7||16.2|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For 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, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. 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, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C91-C95