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Table 9a: Race - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for colorectal 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 57,477 20.9 194 13 928 13 6,867 28.3 49,488 20.4
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 8 * 0 * 1 * 0 * 7 *
    18-44 1,676 1.5 16 * 64 1.3 353 2.4 1,243 1.4
    45-64 12,177 19.9 60 14.3 280 12.4 2,048 31.3 9,789 18.9
    65 and over 43,616 125.4 118 70.8 583 69.8 4,466 153.1 38,449 124.6
                     
Gender                    
    Female 29,015 17.9 84 10.1 419 10.3 3,541 24.4 24,971 17.4
    Male 28,462 24.9 110 16.8 509 16.6 3,326 34.1 24,517 24.3
                     
Education (age 25-64 years)                    
    Less than high school graduate 2,179 10.9 24 8.7 33 3.7 479 14.5 1,643 10.6
    High school graduate 5,508 12 28 8.6 91 7.6 934 18.7 4,455 11.3
    At least some college 5,081 7.2 21 5.7 209 6.8 717 12.3 4,134 6.8

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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