Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2014-2016).[1-3]
57% of young people's cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 43% are in females.
Young people's cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Teenagers' and Young Adults' Cancers (C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5), Average Number of Deaths per Year, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, Ages 15-24, UK, 2014-2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.7||2.1||1.9||2.2||3.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.5||4.2||4.8||6.6||4.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.7||2.1||2.3||1.7||2.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.4||4.3||5.6||5.7||3.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.3||2.4||2.6||2.6||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.8||4.0||4.7||5.5||3.8|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on requwest, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- 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.
- 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 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All young people's cancers includes all malignant tumours (ICD-10 codes: C00-C97), 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).