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In 2015, the incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia was approximately 2 per 100,000 individuals with a case-fatality rate of approximately 20% in the United States. Males are more commonly affected with acute lymphoblastic leukemia compared to females.
Epidemiology and Demographics
Incidence and Mortality 2015
- In 2015, the incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia was estimated to be 2 per 100,000 individuals in the United States.
- The case fatality rate of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is approximately 20% in the United States.
- In the United States, the age-adjusted prevalence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is 17.4 per 100,000 in 2011.
- The number of annual acute lymphoblastic leukemia cases in the United States is roughly 4000, 3000 of which inflict children.
- There is an increased incidence in people with Down's Syndrome, Fanconi's anemia, Bloom's syndrome, ataxia-telangiectasia, X-linked agammaglobulinemia and severe combined immunodeficiency.
- In 2011, the age-adjusted incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia was 1.77 per 100,000 persons in the United States.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia has been reported at 80 percent of all childhood leukemia cases, making it the most prevalent type of childhood cancer.
- It has a peak incident rate of 2-5 years old, going down in incidence with increasing age before going up again at around 50 years old.
- While the overall age-adjusted incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States between 2007 and 2011 is 1.7 per 100,000, the age-adjusted incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia by age category is:
- Under 65 years: 1.7 per 100,000
- 65 and over: 1.6 per 100,000
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is slightly more common in males than females.
- In the United States, the age-adjusted prevalence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia by gender in 2011 is:
- In males: 19.3 per 100,000
- In females: 15.4 per 100,000
- In the United States, the age-adjusted incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia by gender on 2011 is:
- In males: 1.9 per 100,000 persons
- In females: 1.63 per 100,000 persons
- Shown below is an image depicting the observed incidence of lymphocytic leukemia by gender in the United States between 1975 and 2011. These graphs are adapted from SEER: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute.
- Shown below is a table depicting the age-adjusted prevalence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia by race in 2011 in the United States.
|All Races||White||Black||Asian/Pacific Islander||Hispanic|
|Age-adjusted||17.4 per 100,000||20 per 100,000||7.6 per 100,000||13.2 per 100,000||20.8 per 100,000|
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