Cancer in children accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the UK (2013-2015).[1-4]
54% of children's cancer cases in the UK are in boys, and 46% are in girls.
Children's cancer incidence rates (
Children's Cancers (C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5), Average Number of New Cases per Year, Crude and World Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per Million Population, Ages 0-14, UK, 2013-2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||163.7||141.4||165.1||148.3||165.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||177.1||185.6||227.0||220.5||177.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||145.7||126.6||141.5||106.9||146.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||158.7||169.9||200.8||170.6||158.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||156.9||140.6||162.4||137.9||157.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||166.2||171.5||205.4||186.3||166.5|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2013-2015, ICD-10 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All children'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).