Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in the UK (2015-2017).[1-3]
42% of young peoples' cancer deaths in the UK are in females and 58% are in males.
Young peoples' cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Young Peoples' 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, 2015-2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||2.5||2.1||1.7||1.3||2.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.2||4.4||4.6||5.1||3.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.5||2.1||2.0||2.7||3.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||4.2||4.3||4.9||7.3||4.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||3.1||2.4||2.3||2.6||3.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||3.6||4.0||4.3||5.6||3.6|
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, 2015-2017, ICD-10 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All young peoples' 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).