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Table 2 The incidence of the leukemias in children younger than 12 years in El Salvador from 1996 to 2000.

From: Incidence of leukemias in children from El Salvador and Mexico City between 1996 and 2000: Population-based data

1996 to 2000   Number of cases by year
  Sex n Rate over the entire period < 1 year 1–4 years 5–9 years 10–11 years   1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
ALL M 162 36.1* 4.9 49.6 36.3 20.1 n 54 64 61 60 63
  F 140 32.3* 15.1 47.3 23.0 29.7 Rate over the entire period 30.7 36.3 34.1 33.2 34.4
  T 302 34.2* 9.9 48.4 29.7 24.8       
AML M 37 8.1* 0 9.4 9.2 7.2 n 19 12 12 9 11
  F 26 6.0* 7.6 9.1 3.4 4.4 Rate over the entire period 10.8 6.8 6.7 5.0 6.0
  T 63 7.1* 3.7 9.2 6.3 5.8       
CML M 3 0.6* 0 0 1.1 1.4 n 0 0 1 3 2
  F 3 0.6* 0 0 1.1 1.5 Rate over the entire period 0 0 0.6 1.7 1.1
  T 6 0.6* 0 0 1.1 1.5       
UL M 3 0.7* 2.4 1.2 0 0 n 0 0 1 1 2
  F 1 0.2* 2.5 0 0 0 Rate over the entire period 0 0 0.6 0.5 1.1
  T 4 0.5* 2.5 0.6 0 0       
  1. AAIR: Average Annual Incidence Rate. M = male; F = female; T = total. AML = Acute myeloid leukemia; ALL = Acute Lymphoid leukemia; CML: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia UL = Unspecified leukemias.
  2. * Age standardized rate per million children.