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Table 2 Demographical and clinical characteristics of children and young people who died with cancer, England 1993–2014 (N = 12,774)

From: Place of death in children and young people with cancer and implications for end of life care: a population-based study in England, 1993–2014

Variable Value Year of death
1993–2000 2001–2004 2005–2014
Total 5187 2431 5156
Average/year 649 608 517
Age <1 162(3.1) 63(2.6) 152(2.9)
01–04 736(14.2) 325(13.4) 722(14.0)
05–09 887(17.1) 377(15.5) 785(15.2)
10–14 808(15.6) 411(16.9) 743(14.4)
15–19 1062(20.5) 574(23.6) 1169(22.7)
20–24 1532(29.5) 681(28.0) 1585(30.7)
Gender Female 2193(42.3) 1059(43.6) 2244(43.5)
Male 2994(57.7) 1372(56.4) 2912(56.5)
Underlying cause of death Leukaemia 1366(26.3) 564(23.2) 992(19.2)
Lymphoma & other haem-atological cancers 447(8.6) 203(8.4) 377(7.3)
Bone & connective 694(13.4) 384(15.8) 812(15.7)
Brain & CNS etc. 1117(21.5) 580(23.9) 1384(26.8)
Renal/Liver/Adrenal including neuroblastoma 467(9.0) 226(9.3) 498(9.7)
Other malignant & neoplasm 876(16.9) 389(16.0) 928(18.0)
Non-cancer 220(4.2) 85(3.5) 165(3.2)
N. contributing CoDs 0 2476(47.7) 1209(49.7) 2757(53.5)
1 1703(32.8) 680(28.0) 1300(25.2)
2 648(12.5) 311(12.8) 605(11.7)
3+ 360(6.9) 231(9.5) 494(9.6)
IDACI quintile Most deprived 1252(24.1) 585(24.1) 1317(25.5)
2 1033(19.9) 494(20.3) 1064(20.6)
3 1003(19.3) 451(18.6) 1002(19.4)
4 909(17.5) 445(18.3) 879(17.0)
Least deprived 990(19.1) 456(18.8) 894(17.3)
Settlement Urban 4345(83.8) 2031(83.5) 4326(83.9)
Rural 842(16.2) 400(16.5) 830(16.1)
Strategic clinical network Cheshire & Merseyside 257(5.0) 118(4.9) 222(4.3)
East Midlands 463(8.9) 209(8.6) 467(9.1)
East of England 512(9.9) 283(11.6) 578(11.2)
Greater Manchester, Lancashire and south Cumbria 456(8.8) 233(9.6) 416(8.1)
London 717(13.8) 383(15.8) 847(16.4)
North East, north Cumbria, and the Hambleton & Richmondshire districts of North Yorkshire 325(6.3) 136(5.6) 281(5.4)
South East Coast 419(8.1) 206(8.5) 424(8.2)
South West 438(8.4) 192(7.9) 436(8.5)
Thames Valley 172(3.3) 85(3.5) 176(3.4)
Wessex 280(5.4) 108(4.4) 221(4.3)
West Midlands 590(11.4) 229(9.4) 566(11.0)
Yorkshire & The Humber 558(10.8) 249(10.2) 522(10.1)
Place of death Hospital 2656(51.2) 1271(52.3) 2317(44.9)
Home 2129(41.0) 896(36.9) 2069(40.1)
Hospice 307(5.9) 212(8.7) 660(12.8)
Elsewhere 95(1.8) 52(2.1) 110(2.1)