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Table 5 Leukemia subtypes by gender (1999–2013)*

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

Variables Male Female Total
Morphology No. % No. % No. %
Precursor B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 934 18.7 696 18.7 1,630 18.7
Precursor cell lymphoblastic leukemia, NOS 875 17.6 630 16.9 1,505 17.3
Chronic myeloid leukemia, NOS 575 11.5 556 14.9 1,131 13.0
Acute myeloid leukemia, NOS 554 11.1 486 13.0 1,040 11.9
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma 499 10.0 251 6.7 750 8.6
Precursor T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia 256 5.1 67 1.8 323 3.7
Acute promyelocytic leukemia, t(15;17)(q22;q11–12) 155 3.1 160 4.3 315 3.6
Acute monocytic leukemia 125 2.5 109 2.9 234 2.7
Leukemia, NOS 129 2.6 89 2.4 218 2.5
Acute leukemia, NOS 99 2.0 99 2.7 198 2.3
Acute myelomonocytic leukemia 94 1.9 105 2.8 199 2.3
Acute myeloid leukemia with maturation 83 1.7 83 2.2 166 1.9
Acute myeloid leukemia without maturation 50 1.0 53 1.4 103 1.2
Chronic myelogenous leukemia, BCR/ABL positive 59 1.2 48 1.3 107 1.2
All others 497 10.0 296 7.9 793 9.1
  1. *p value of < 0.001