In 2012-2014, there was an average of 280 cancer deaths in teenagers and young adults per year in the UK: 156 (56%) in males and 124 (44%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 13:10.[1-3] 166 (57%) in males and 127 (43%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of 13:10. The
All Teenage and Young Adult Cancers, Average Number of Deaths per Year, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per Million Population, Ages 15-24, UK, 2012-2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||33.5||31.7||18.8||19.8||33.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||40.9||66.1||39.7||60.3||40.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||26.7||20.0||20.7||22.9||27.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||33.4||49.9||42.6||67.0||34.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||31.2||30.7||22.9||27.5||31.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||36.2||53.6||38.1||57.5||36.4|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
All teenage and young adult cancers for England, Wales and Scotland includes all malignant tumours excluding nonmelanoma
skin cancers (ICD-10 codes: C00-C97 excluding C44), and all benign/uncertain or unknown behaviour brain,
other central nervous system and intracranial tumours (ICD-10 codes: D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43 and D44.3-
D44.5, Northern Ireland data includes all the above codes except D33.7, D33.9, D43.7 and D43.9.
- Data are provided annually 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 are provided annually 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 are provided annually 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.