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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 7c: Cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year for breast cancera, 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 41,394 26.0 0.1 1,948 19.6 0.5 6,841 26.7 0.3 7,391 19.3 0.2
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    25-44 3,270 7.7 0.1 2,246 49.8 1.1 8,087 67.7 0.8 8,881 36.7 0.4
    45-64 14,107 42.6 0.4 3,598 85.1 1.4 12,436 111.6 1.0 13,292 80.0 0.7
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 126 11.8 1.1 22 12.8 2.8 28 12.0 2.3 29 10.6 2.1
    Asian or Pacific Islander 684 12.9 0.5 57 11.5 1.6 119 15.0 1.4 276 15.2 0.9
    Black or African American 5,506 34.4 0.5 431 25.4 1.3 1,225 42.5 1.2 1,169 30.8 0.9
    White 35,078 25.5 0.1 1,438 19.0 0.5 5,469 25.1 0.3 5,917 18.3 0.2
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 1,746 16.3 0.4 359 6.0 0.3 391 10.7 0.6 310 8.5 0.5
    Non-Hispanic 39,558 26.6 0.1 1,588 11.2 0.3 6,433 13.3 0.2 7,071 9.6 0.1
      Black or African American 5,464 35.1 0.5 429 12.8 0.6 1,217 20.9 0.6 1,159 15.0 0.5
      White 33,300 26.0 0.1 1,081 11.4 0.4 5,074 12.4 0.2 5,615 9.0 0.1
                         

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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