Cancer in children accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2015-2017).[1-3]
43% of children's cancer deaths in the UK are in girls, and 57% are in boys.
Children's cancer mortality rates (World age-standardised
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, 2015-2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||15.3||10.9||12.6||7.2||15.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.6||26.0||34.4||30.6||19.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||19.8||13.5||12.4||16.3||20.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||24.5||29.0||33.7||45.9||24.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.2||14.5||15.7||15.7||18.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.4||25.3||30.9||34.6||21.6|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015-2017, 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 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).