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Table 9c: Education - Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for colorectal 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 57,477 20.9 2,179 10.9 5,508 12 5,081 7.2
                 
Age (not age adjusted)                
    25-44 1,641 2 2,390 26.3 6,139 24.7 5,752 13
    45-64 12,177 19.9 4,147 52.9 10,385 54.6 9,491 30.3
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 194 13 24 8.7 28 8.6 21 5.7
    Asian or Pacific Islander 928 13 33 3.7 91 7.6 209 6.8
    Black or African American 6,867 28.3 479 14.5 934 18.7 717 12.3
    White 49,488 20.4 1,643 10.6 4,455 11.3 4,134 6.8
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 2,117 12.4 301 5.5 292 9.2 185 6.1
    Non-Hispanic 55,244 21.3 1,874 13.3 5,203 12.1 4,885 7.3
      Black or African American 6,820 29.2 476 15.5 928 19.4 714 12.6
      White 47,317 20.8 1,341 13.4 4,160 11.3 3,946 6.8
                 
Gender                
    Female 29,015 17.9 872 8.4 2,499 9.9 2,126 6.1
    Male 28,462 24.9 1,307 13.6 3,009 14.6 2,955 8.3

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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