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Table 9b: Ethnicity - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for colorectal 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 57,477 20.9 2,117 12.4 55,244 21.3 6,820 29.2 47,317 20.8
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 8 *** 2 *** 6 *** 0 *** 5 ***
    18-44 1,676 1.5 157 1.1 1,514 1.6 350 2.5 1,086 1.4
    45-64 12,177 19.9 658 13.5 11,486 20.4 2,034 32.5 9,119 19.2
    65 and over 43,616 125.4 1,300 66.6 42,238 128.7 4,436 157.5 37,107 127.7
                     
Gender                    
    Female 29,015 17.9 993 10.2 27,957 18.3 3,513 25.1 23,948 17.7
    Male 28,462 24.9 1,124 15.5 27,287 25.4 3,307 35.3 23,369 24.7
                     
Education (age 25-64 years)                    
    Less than high school graduate 2,179 10.9 301 5.5 1,874 13.3 476 15.5 1,341 13.4
    High school graduate 5,508 12 292 9.2 5,203 12.1 928 19.4 4,160 11.3
    At least some college 5,081 7.2 185 6.1 4,885 7.3 714 12.6 3,946 6.8

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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