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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Cancer deaths per 100,000 persons per year for all cancers.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-1.


1.8a Cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 2000.

1.8b Cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 1999.

1.8c Cancer death rate per 100,000 population, by state, 2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System – Mortality.


U.S. population.


Number of deaths due to cancer (ICD-10 codes C00-C97).


Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population. Age-adjusted rates are weighted sums of age-specific rates. For a discussion on age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

1990-based postcensal population estimates were used to calculate death rates. Future reports will present rates based on intercensal population estimates for 1998 and 1999 and bridged-race population estimates for 2000 and subsequent years.

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