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Table 3 The trend of Saudi leukemia cases by years and regions (1999–2013)

From: The burden of leukemia in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 15 years period (1999–2013)

Variables Male Female Total p- value
Years No. % No. % No. % (males/females)
1999 254 5.1 195 5.2 449 5.2 0.550
2000 259 5.2 216 5.8 475 5.5  
2001 300 6.0 193 5.2 493 5.7  
2002 275 5.5 209 5.6 484 5.6  
2003 276 5.5 208 5.6 484 5.6  
2004 291 5.8 230 6.2 521 6.0  
2005 296 5.9 206 5.5 502 5.8  
2006 328 6.6 225 6.0 553 6.3  
2007 355 7.1 253 6.8 608 7.0  
2008 364 7.3 268 7.2 632 7.3  
2009 367 7.4 287 7.7 654 7.5  
2010 391 7.8 276 7.4 667 7.7  
2011 394 7.9 344 9.2 738 8.5  
2012 432 8.7 335 9.0 767 8.8  
2013 402 8.1 283 7.6 685 7.9  
Regions
 Central 1,673 33.7 1,235 33.3 2,908 33.6 0.948
 Western 1,069 21.6 791 21.3 1,860 21.5  
 Eastern 802 16.2 605 16.3 1,407 16.2  
 Southern 705 14.2 549 14.8 1,254 14.5  
 Madinah 711 14.3 527 14.2 1,238 14.3