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Table 5b: Ethnicity - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for all cancers, by ethnicity, United States, 2000a

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 553,080 201 21,160 120.8 530,520 205.6 61,387 256.8 458,193 202.6
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 1,950 2.8 354 3.1 1,587 2.7 306 3 1,203 2.7
    18-44 21,725 20 1,982 14 19,674 20.8 3,928 27.7 14,856 19.8
    45-64 137,039 224.2 6,355 130.4 130,282 231.6 20,087 321.1 106,726 224.8
    65 and over 392,366 1,128.2 12,469 639.2 378,977 1,154.5 37,066 1,316.3 335,408 1,154.4
                     
Gender                    
    Female 267,008 169.6 10,022 100.6 256,345 173.7 28,896 202.3 222,268 172.5
    Male 286,072 247.4 11,138 150.1 274,175 253 32,491 342.9 235,925 247.5
                     
Education (age 25-64 years)                    
    Less than high school graduate 27,835 140.7 3,281 59.7 24,493 175.2 5,693 191.1 18,032 180.8
    High school graduate 64,490 140.7 2,841 89.1 61,495 143.9 9,742 202.4 50,384 138.1
    At least some college 52,921 75.3 1,630 51.7 51,173 76.1 5,882 103.8 43,348 74.3

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System.

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