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Table 8b: Ethnicity - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for lung cancer, 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 155,516 56.5 3,643 22 151,478 58.7 15,923 66.1 133,058 58.9
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 6 *** 0 *** 6 *** 2 *** 4 ***
    18-44 2,974 2.7 110 0.8 2,851 3 613 4.3 2,146 2.9
    45-64 41,636 68.1 1,014 20.8 40,490 72 5,801 92.7 33,953 71.5
    65 and over 110,900 318.9 2,519 129.1 108,131 329.4 9,507 337.6 96,955 333.7
                     
Gender                    
    Female 65,052 41.8 1,232 13.1 63,667 43.7 5,868 41.4 56,843 44.8
    Male 90,464 76.6 2,411 34 87,811 79.2 10,055 102.5 76,215 78.1
                     
Education (age 25-64 years)                    
    Less than high school graduate 10,033 49.1 450 8.3 9,561 65.6 1,920 63.5 7,481 71.6
    High school graduate 19,349 41.8 427 14.2 18,871 43.6 2,628 55.6 15,940 42.8
    At least some college 11,266 16.4 186 6.6 11,057 16.8 1,181 22 9,557 16.6

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.

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

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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