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Table 5c: Education - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for all cancers, by education, United States, 2000a

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                 
Total 553,080 201 27,835 140.7 64,490 140.7 52,921 75.3
                 
Age (not age adjusted)                
    25-44 20,436 24.8 30,704 337.9 72,718 292.3 60,712 137.7
    45-64 137,039 224.2 52,801 674.1 120,752 635.4 98,051 313.2
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 1,914 127.3 235 87.2 268 82.5 197 54.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 9,220 125 545 66.9 1,133 94.4 1,772 56.3
    Black or African American 61,942 249.6 5,748 179.7 9,823 195.1 5,922 100.7
    White 480,004 198.4 21,307 137.9 53,266 135.5 45,030 73.9
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 21,160 120.8 3,281 59.7 2,841 89.1 1,630 51.7
    Non-Hispanic 530,520 205.6 24,493 175.2 61,495 143.9 51,173 76.1
      Black or African American 61,387 256.8 5,693 191.1 9,742 202.4 5,882 103.8
      White 458,193 202.6 18,032 180.8 50,384 138.1 43,348 74.3
                 
Gender                
    Female 267,008 169.6 11,815 116.6 31,946 127.7 26,448 75.7
    Male 286,072 247.4 16,020 167.9 32,544 158 26,473 74.6

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Education data are for persons age 25-64 years only.

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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