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Table 8c: Education - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for lung 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 155,516 56.5 10,033 49.1 19,349 41.8 11,266 16.4
                 
Age (not age adjusted)                
    25-44 2,953 3.6 10,627 116.9 20,733 83.3 11,979 27.2
    45-64 41,636 68.1 19,472 248.6 37,314 196.3 21,819 69.7
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 480 32.7 60 21 72 23.5 31 8.9
    Asian or Pacific Islander 2,062 28.9 104 12.3 236 20 292 9.8
    Black or African American 16,065 64.1 1,936 59.7 2,651 53.6 1,189 21.4
    White 136,909 56.6 7,933 49.5 16,390 41.1 9,754 16.3
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 3,643 22 450 8.3 427 14.2 186 6.6
    Non-Hispanic 151,478 58.7 9,561 65.6 18,871 43.6 11,057 16.8
      Black or African American 15,923 66.1 1,920 63.5 2,628 55.6 1,181 22
      White 133,058 58.9 7,481 71.6 15,940 42.8 9,557 16.6
                 
Gender                
    Female 65,052 41.8 3,623 34 8,226 32.1 4,645 13.8
    Male 90,464 76.6 6,410 65.9 11,123 54.1 6,621 18.9

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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