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Table 1.8b: National Cancer Treatment, 1999

Cancer death rate per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 a
Population group Number Rate b
Total 549,829 202.7
Age (not age adjusted)
0-17 1,923 2.7
18-44 22,036 20.3
45-64 135,748 229.3
65 and over 390,122 1129.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 1,836 126.4
Asian or Pacific Islander 8,812 125.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC
Black or African American 61,950 254.4
White 477,231 199.8
Hispanic 20,233 122.0
Total, non-Hispanic 528,209 207.2
Black or African American 61,408 261.4
White 456,308 203.8
Female 264,003 169.9
Male 285,826 251.6
Education (age 25 - 64)
Less than high school 28,691 143.2
High school graduate 63,807 140.0
At least some college 51,636 77.3

aMeasure is age adjusted. Please see details in Measure Specifications Appendix.

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.

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 1.8a: National Cancer Treatment, 2000 Table 1.8c: Cancer Treatment by State, 2000

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