CLL Statistics

CLL statistics indicate that during 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for chronic lymphocytic leukemia was 72 years of age and the median age at death for chronic lymphocytic leukemia was 78 years of age. The American Cancer Society has estimated that 10,020 people will be diagnosed with CLL in 2006. Other CLL statistics concern survival rates. The overall five-year relative CLL survival rate for 1995-2001 was 74.2 percent.

CLL Statistics: 2006 Estimates

The American Cancer Society estimated that 10,020 men and women (6,280 men and 3,740 women) would be diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2006.
 

CLL Statistics: Incidence

From 1998-2002, the median age at diagnosis for chronic lymphocytic leukemia was 72 years of age. The percentages of people diagnosed with CLL based on age were:
 
  • 0.0 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 0.2 percent between 20 and 34
  • 2.4 percent between 35 and 44
  • 9.4 percent between 45 and 54
  • 18.9 percent between 55 and 64
  • 26.9 percent between 65 and 74
  • 29.2 percent between 75 and 84
  • 12.9 percent 85+ years of age.
 
The age-adjusted incidence rate was 3.6 per 100,000 men and women per year. Incidence rates by race and sex from this period are expressed in the following table:
 
Race/Ethnicity
Men
Women
All Races
5.1 per 100,000 men
2.4 per 100,000 women
Caucasian
5.6 per 100,000 men
2.6 per 100,000 women
African American
3.9 per 100,000 men
2.0 per 100,000 women
Asian/Pacific Islander
1.1 per 100,000 men
0.5 per 100,000 women
Hispanic
2.6 per 100,000 men
1.0 per 100,000 women
 
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