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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 3-1.


8 Cancer deaths per 100,000 population per year for all cancer, United States, 2002, by

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Education

Data Source

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


U.S. resident population.


Number of deaths due to cancer (ICD-10-CM 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 of age adjustment, see Part A, Section 5 of Tracking Healthy People 2010.

This measure differs from Healthy People 2000 objective 16.1, which age-adjusted the death rates using the 1940 standard population. See Appendix C of Tracking Healthy People 2010 for comparison data.

Education data are for persons age 25–64 years only.



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