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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 5c: Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for all cancersa, by education, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                         
Total 553,760 196.0 0.3 27,707 134.5 0.8 65,398 135.3 0.5 55,012 72.4 0.3
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    25-44 20,563 24.3 0.2 30,690 317.0 1.8 73,680 290.7 1.1 62,760 135.2 0.5
    45-64 139,785 216.7 0.6 52,431 635.9 2.8 122,514 604.5 1.7 102,276 302.5 0.9
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 2,155 131.0 3.0 266 78.6 4.8 289 64.1 3.8 279 59.1 3.6
    Asian or Pacific Islander 9,792 119.5 1.3 543 64.1 2.9 1,196 88.1 2.5 1,973 54.4 1.2
    Black or African American 62,166 243.1 1.0 5,622 167.9 2.3 9,933 188.2 1.9 6,080 95.1 1.2
    White 479,647 193.9 0.3 21,276 132.9 0.9 53,980 130.9 0.6 46,680 71.2 0.3
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 22,371 132.3 0.9 3,449 29.6 0.5 3,059 45.3 0.8 1,955 27.5 0.7
    Non-Hispanic 530,051 199.7 0.3 24,202 81.2 0.5 62,189 67.8 0.3 52,954 35.9 0.2
      Black or African American 61,577 246.7 1.0 5,574 84.0 1.2 9,849 92.2 0.9 6,030 46.8 0.6
      White 456,705 197.4 0.3 17,832 85.4 0.7 50,883 65.6 0.3 44,700 35.3 0.2
                         
Gender                        
    Female 266,692 164.7 0.3 11,471 110.9 1.1 32,482 123.9 0.7 27,494 73.0 0.4
    Male 287,068 243.7 0.5 16,236 159.8 1.3 32,916 150.9 0.8 27,518 71.6 0.4
                         

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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