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Table 6 Incidence of intracranial and intraspinal tumours among children aged 0–14 years in Great Britain (NRCT), France [17], the United States [18] and Australia [27]. Age-standardised rates (world standard population) per million; rates for United States calculated using case numbers and denominators from Table 8 and Appendix B respectively of reference 18

From: Incidence of childhood CNS tumours in Britain and variation in rates by definition of malignant behaviour: population-based study

   Great Britain France United States Australia
ICCC-3   2001–2010 2000–2008 2006–2010 1997–2006
IIIa Ependymoma & choroid plexus tumours 4.1 3.8 4.3 3.4
IIIa.1 Ependymoma 2.9 2.6 3.0
IIIa.2 Choroid plexus tumours 1.2 1.2 1.3
IIIb Astrocytoma 16.4 13.7 17.3 16.2
IIIc Embryonal tumours 7.1 7.7 8.4 7.2
IIIc.1 Medulloblastoma 5.1 5.4
IIIc.2 Embryonal CNS tumour NOS 1.1 1.1
IIIc.4 ATRT 0.9 1.1
IIId Other gliomas 3.7 4.9 6.1 4.2
IIId.1 Oligodendroglioma 0.3 1.6 0.5
IIIe Other specified tumours 5.3 6.0 8.2 3.9
IIIe.1 Pituitary adenoma 0.5 0.2 1.7
IIIe.2 Craniopharyngioma 1.7 1.8 2.0
IIIe.3 Pineal parenchymal tumours 0.5 0.3 0.4
IIIe.4 Mixed glial-neuronal tumours 2.1 3.2 3.2
IIIe.5 Meningioma 0.4 0.6 0.8
IIIf Unspecified tumours 1.9 0.6 1.7 0.9
Xa Germ cell tumours 1.5 2.1 1.8 1.8
Total   40.1 38.8 47.0 37.5