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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 9c: Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for colorectal 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 56,887 20.1 0.1 2,145 10.4 0.2 5,733 11.9 0.2 5,288 6.9 0.1
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    25-44 1,732 2.0 0.0 2,366 24.4 0.5 6,396 25.2 0.3 5,986 12.9 0.2
    45-64 12,532 19.4 0.2 4,069 49.3 0.8 10,803 53.3 0.5 9,878 29.2 0.3
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 192 12.0 0.9 19 ** ** 28 6.4 1.2 20 4.3 1.0
    Asian or Pacific Islander 1,042 13.2 0.4 36 4.4 0.8 111 8.2 0.8 216 5.9 0.4
    Black or African American 6,905 27.6 0.3 479 14.0 0.7 1,022 19.4 0.6 692 10.9 0.4
    White 48,748 19.6 0.1 1,611 10.0 0.3 4,572 11.1 0.2 4,360 6.7 0.1
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 2,250 14.1 0.3 294 2.6 0.2 291 4.4 0.3 185 2.7 0.2
    Non-Hispanic 54,513 20.5 0.1 1,846 6.2 0.2 5,428 5.9 0.1 5,091 3.4 0.0
      Black or African American 6,847 28.0 0.3 471 7.0 0.3 1,013 9.5 0.3 686 5.4 0.2
      White 46,450 19.9 0.1 1,321 6.3 0.2 4,276 5.5 0.1 4,172 3.3 0.1
                         
Gender                        
    Female 28,662 17.2 0.1 825 7.9 0.3 2,625 9.9 0.2 2,224 5.9 0.1
    Male 28,225 24.2 0.1 1,320 12.9 0.4 3,108 14.2 0.3 3,064 7.9 0.1
                         

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Education data are for persons age 25-64 years only.

**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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