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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 8c: Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for lung 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 156,054 55.3 0.1 9,823 46.1 0.5 19,471 39.8 0.3 11,689 15.7 0.1
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    25-44 2,953 3.5 0.1 10,434 107.8 1.1 20,819 82.1 0.6 12,446 26.8 0.2
    45-64 41,818 64.8 0.3 19,035 230.9 1.7 37,594 185.5 1.0 22,621 66.9 0.4
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 547 34.2 1.5 76 22.0 2.5 58 13.6 1.8 55 12.4 1.7
    Asian or Pacific Islander 2,218 28.2 0.6 116 12.6 1.2 252 18.7 1.2 306 8.9 0.5
    Black or African American 16,017 62.5 0.5 1,837 53.3 1.3 2,561 49.7 1.0 1,261 20.7 0.6
    White 137,272 55.6 0.1 7,794 47.1 0.5 16,600 39.6 0.3 10,067 15.6 0.2
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 3,816 23.8 0.4 481 4.3 0.2 433 6.9 0.3 259 4.1 0.3
    Non-Hispanic 151,878 57.2 0.1 9,320 29.9 0.3 18,992 20.4 0.1 11,412 7.9 0.1
      Black or African American 15,881 63.4 0.5 1,821 26.6 0.6 2,539 24.3 0.5 1,255 10.2 0.3
      White 133,264 57.7 0.2 7,311 33.5 0.4 16,149 20.3 0.2 9,799 7.8 0.1
                         
Gender                        
    Female 65,632 41.0 0.2 3,493 32.1 0.6 8,352 30.9 0.3 4,958 13.6 0.2
    Male 90,422 75.2 0.3 6,330 61.0 0.8 11,119 51.1 0.5 6,731 17.7 0.2
                         

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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