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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Cancer (continued)

Prevention: Breast Cancer Mortality

The ultimate outcome of the quality of care provided to patients is the death rate. From 1995 to 2001, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer was 88.2%.6 Breast cancer mortality is also measured as the number of deaths per 100,000 females.

Figure 2.3. Cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year for breast cancer, 1999-2002

Figure 2.3. Cancer deaths per 100,000 female population per year for breast cancer, 1999-2002. Select [D] Text Description for details.

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Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.

Note: Breast cancer death rates are age adjusted.

  • Between 1999 and 2002, the number of breast cancer deaths per 100,000 females decreased significantly from 26.6 to 25.6 (Figure 2.3).
  • The breast cancer death rate in 2002 is higher than the Healthy People 2010 target of 22.3. At the present rate of change, this target will not be met by 2010.

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Importance and Measures Prevention: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer



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