Cancer in children accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2016-2018).[1-3]
44% of children's cancer deaths in the UK are in girls, and 56% are in boys (2016-2018).
Children's cancer mortality rates (World age-standardised
For children's cancer mortality and incidence rates do not vary between the UK constituent nations.
Children's Cancers (C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5), Average Number of Deaths per Year, Crude and World Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per Million Population, Ages 0-14, UK, 2016-2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||16.1||13.1||11.3||3.4||16.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||20.5||28.9||31.7||23.1||20.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||19.8||15.2||19.2||8.2||20.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||24.5||31.2||43.9||31.8||24.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.7||16.5||18.6||9.0||19.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.9||27.7||34.6||24.4||22.1|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. 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, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2016-2018 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 non-malignant brain, other central nervous system and intracranial tumours (ICD-10 codes: D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43 and D44.3-D44.5).