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Table 1.11a: National Cancer Treatment, 2000

Lung cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 2000 a
Population group Number Rate b
Total 155,516 56.5
0-17 6 DSU
18-44 2,974 2.7
45-64 41,636 68.1
65 and over 110,900 318.9
American Indian or Alaska Native 480 32.7
Asian or Pacific Islander 2,062 28.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC
Black or African American 16,065 64.1
White 136,909 56.6
Hispanic 3,643 22.0
Non-Hispanic 151,478 58.7
Black or African American 15,923 66.1
White 133,058 58.9
Female 65,052 41.8
Male 90,464 76.6
Education (age 25 - 64)
Less than high school 10,033 49.1
High school graduate 19,349 41.8
At least some college 11,266 16.4

aMeasure is age adjusted.

b1990-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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

DNC - Data system does not collect data for this population.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.

Table 1.10c: Cancer Treatment by State, 2000 Table 1.11b: National Cancer Treatment, 1999

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