Acute myeloid leukaemia is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, acute myeloid leukaemia is not among the 20 most common cancers (1% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new female cancer cases).
56% of acute myeloid leukaemia cases in the UK are in males, and 44% are in females.
Acute myeloid leukaemia incidence rates (European
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (C92.0, C92.4, C92.5, C92.6, C92.8, C93.0, C94.0, C94.2), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||6.2||4.5||5.5||3.8||6.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||6.8||6.4||8.2||7.2||6.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||4.0||2.7||3.2||2.8||4.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||4.5||4.1||5.1||5.5||4.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||5.1||3.7||4.6||3.6||5.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||5.5||4.9||6.2||5.7||5.3|
For acute myeloid leukaemia, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
- 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, 2015, ICD-10 C92.0, C92.4, C92.5, C92.6, C92.8, C93.0, C94.0, C94.2.