In 2012-2014, there was an average of 2,405 new cases of cancer in teenagers and young adults per year in the UK: 1,172 (49%) in males and 1,233 (51%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 10:10. The
All Teenagers' and Young Adults' Cancers, Average Number of New Cases per Year, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per Million Population, Ages 15-24, UK, 2012-2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||270.2||261.9||232.9||218.0||270.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||290.4||347.9||295.5||323.7||289.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||294.5||313.5||243.1||245.5||295.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||316.0||409.8||307.2||359.6||315.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||285.2||300.3||247.5||247.6||285.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||299.9||364.7||292.3||325.3||299.2|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For teenagers’ and young adults’ cancers, 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, 2012-2014, ICD-10 C00-C97 excluding C44, plus D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43 and D44.3-D44.5 (excluding D33.7, D33.9, D43.7 and D43.9 in Northern Ireland).