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Statistics on acute lymphocytic leukemia based on rates from 2000 to 2002 indicate that 1 out of every 870 people born today will be diagnosed with ALL at some point during their life. Other statistics show that the median age at diagnosis was 11 years of age and the median age at death was 47 years of age.

An Introduction to Statistics on Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

The American Cancer Society estimated that 3,970 people (2,180 men and 1,790 women) would be diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL) in 2005.
 

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Statistics on Incidence

From 1998 to 2002, the median age at diagnosis for acute lymphocytic leukemia was 11 years. The percentages of people diagnosed with ALL based on age are:
 
  • 63.6 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 9.7 percent between 20 and 34
  • 5.8 percent between 35 and 44
  • 6.1 percent between 45 and 54
  • 5.3 percent between 55 and 64
  • 4.5 percent between 65 and 74
  • 3.4 percent between 75 and 84
  • 1.5 percent 85+ years of age.
 
The age-adjusted acute lymphocytic leukemia incidence rate was 1.5 per 100,000 men and women per year.
 

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Statistics on Death Rates

From 1998 to 2002, the median age at death from acute lymphocytic leukemia was 47 years of age. The percentages of people who died from ALL based on age are:
 
  • 22.2 percent died under age 20
  • 15.7 percent between 20 and 34
  • 9.6 percent between 35 and 44
  • 10.7 percent between 45 and 54
  • 11.1 percent between 55 and 64
  • 12.9 percent between 65 and 74
  • 12.4 percent between 75 and 84
  • 5.6 percent 85+ years of age.
 
The age-adjusted acute lymphocytic leukemia death rate was 0.5 per 100,000 men and women per year in the United States.
  
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