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Table 7c: Education - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for breast cancer, 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 41,872 27.1 2,004 20.8 6,783 27.6 7,160 20.1
                 
Age (not age adjusted)                
    25-44 3,286 7.9 2,318 53.5 7,988 66.8 8,691 37.8
    45-64 13,827 43.9 3,694 90.1 12,361 117.7 12,789 83.3
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 130 14.7 26 20.9 23 12.5 29 15.5
    Asian or Pacific Islander 614 12.7 52 10.4 134 19.3 221 13.9
    Black or African American 5,361 34.9 452 28.1 1,230 42.9 1,075 30.9
    White 35,767 26.6 1,474 20 5,396 25.8 5,835 19.2
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 1,670 15.8 342 12.1 379 22 244 15
    Non-Hispanic 40,097 27.8 1,660 24.8 6,389 28 6,895 20.3
      Black or African American 5,321 36 446 29.8 1,220 44.3 1,067 31.7
      White 34,045 27.2 1,138 24.7 5,015 25.9 5,584 19.3

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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