Cancer mortality in 13 to 29-year-olds in England and Wales, 1981-2005

M. Geraci, J. M. Birch, R. D. Alston, A. Moran, T. O B Eden

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    We examined cancer mortality at ages 13-29 years in England and Wales between 1981 and 2005, a total of 20 026 deaths over approximately 303 million person-years (mpy) at risk by sex, age group and time period. Overall, the mortality rate was 65.6 per mpy. Malignant neoplasms of the central nervous system showed the highest rate (8.5), followed by myeloid and monocytic leukaemia (6.6), lymphoid leukaemia (6.4), malignant bone tumours (5.4) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (5.2). These groups together accounted for almost 50% of all cancer deaths. The mortality rate for males (72.4) was 23% higher than for females (58.6) (P-value
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1588-1594
    Number of pages6
    JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2007


    • Bone tumours
    • Cancer services
    • Central nervous system tumours
    • Haematological malignancies
    • Mortality trends
    • Teenage and young adult cancer


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