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Table 8a: Race - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for lung cancer, by race, United States, 2000a

  Total AI/AN API Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 155,516 56.5 480 32.7 2,062 28.9 16,065 64.1 136,909 56.6
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 6 * 0 * 0 * 2 * 4 *
    18-44 2,974 2.7 12 * 80 1.6 620 4.1 2,262 2.6
    45-64 41,636 68.1 171 40.9 583 25.9 5,858 89.5 35,024 67.5
    65 and over 110,900 318.9 297 178.2 1,399 167.5 9,585 328.6 99,619 322.8
                     
Gender                    
    Female 65,052 41.8 210 25.6 764 18.8 5,913 40.2 58,165 42.8
    Male 90,464 76.6 270 42.1 1,298 42.4 10,152 99.5 78,744 75.5
                     
Education (age 25-64 years)                    
    Less than high school graduate 10,033 49.1 60 21 104 12.3 1,936 59.7 7,933 49.5
    High school graduate 19,349 41.8 72 23.5 236 20 2,651 53.6 16,390 41.1
    At least some college 11,266 16.4 31 8.9 292 9.8 1,189 21.4 9,754 16.3

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality (based on < 20 deaths).

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander

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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