Table 34Death rates for malignant neoplasm of breast among females, by race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1950–2008

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hus/contents2011.htm#034.

[Data are based on death certificates]

Race, Hispanic origin, and age19501,219601,2197021980219902200032007320083
All femalesDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted 431.931.732.131.933.326.822.922.5
All ages, crude24.726.128.430.634.029.226.526.3
Under 25 years********
25–34 years3.83.83.93.32.92.31.71.6
35–44 years20.820.220.417.917.812.410.110.1
45–54 years46.951.452.648.145.433.026.726.3
55–64 years69.970.877.680.578.659.351.349.9
65–74 years95.090.093.8101.1111.788.377.376.6
75–84 years139.8129.9127.4126.4146.3128.9116.3113.3
85 years and over195.5191.9157.1169.3196.8205.7170.4167.3
White 5
All ages, age-adjusted 432.432.032.532.133.226.322.321.9
All ages, crude25.727.229.932.335.930.727.627.3
35–44 years20.819.720.217.317.111.39.19.0
45–54 years47.151.253.048.144.331.224.724.4
55–64 years70.971.879.381.378.557.949.448.2
65–74 years96.391.695.9103.7113.389.377.375.7
75–84 years143.6132.8129.6128.4148.2130.2117.3114.1
85 years and over204.2199.7161.9171.7198.0205.5172.1168.3
Black or African American 5
All ages, age-adjusted 425.327.928.931.738.134.531.431.1
All ages, crude16.418.719.722.929.027.927.727.8
35–44 years21.024.824.424.125.820.918.218.0
45–54 years46.554.452.052.760.551.544.343.0
55–64 years64.363.264.779.993.180.975.771.2
65–74 years67.072.377.384.3112.298.696.0100.3
75–84 years 681.087.5101.8114.1140.5139.8135.2132.7
85 years and over- - -92.1112.1149.9201.5238.7191.9201.7
American Indian or Alaska Native 5
All ages, age-adjusted 4- - -- - -- - -10.813.713.612.712.6
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -6.18.68.710.49.9
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -*****
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -*23.914.418.113.8
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -**40.034.835.3
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -**42.538.351.8
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -**71.851.652.0
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -*****
Asian or Pacific Islander 5
All ages, age-adjusted 4- - -- - -- - -11.913.712.311.111.7
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -8.29.310.210.411.2
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -10.48.48.15.86.4
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -23.426.422.315.416.0
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -35.733.831.328.930.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -*38.534.735.740.9
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -*48.037.548.850.4
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -**68.252.447.7
Hispanic or Latina 5,7
All ages, age-adjusted 4- - -- - -- - -- - -19.516.914.514.3
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -11.59.79.49.4
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.78.77.47.5
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -32.823.919.417.5
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -45.839.133.935.3
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -64.854.948.346.5
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -67.274.966.567.0
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -102.8105.888.386.5
White, not Hispanic or Latina 7
All ages, age-adjusted 4- - -- - -- - -- - -33.926.823.022.5
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -38.533.831.130.7
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -17.511.69.39.3
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -45.231.725.325.2
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -80.659.250.849.3
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -115.791.479.878.1
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -151.4132.2120.7117.3
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -201.5208.3176.3172.7
*

Rates based on fewer than 20 deaths are considered unreliable and are not shown.

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Data not available.

1

Includes deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.).

2

Underlying cause of death was coded according to the 6th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1950, 7th Revision in 1960, 8th Revision in 1970, and 9th Revision in 1980–1998. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Table III; Table IV.

3

Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD–10. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Comparability ratio; Table IV; Table V.

4

Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. Prior to 2003, age-adjusted rates were calculated using standard million proportions based on rounded population numbers. Starting with 2003 data, unrounded population numbers are used to calculate age-adjusted rates. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.

5

The race groups, white, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native, include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Death rates for the American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, and Hispanic populations are known to be underestimated. See Appendix II, Race, for a discussion of sources of bias in death rates by race and Hispanic origin.

6

In 1950, rate is for the age group 75 years and over.

7

Prior to 1997, excludes data from states lacking an Hispanic-origin item on the death certificate. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin.

NOTES: Starting with Health, United States, 2003, rates for 1991–1999 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 census. Rates for 2000 were revised based on 2000 census counts. Rates for 2001 and beyond were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Age groups were selected to minimize the presentation of unstable age-specific death rates based on small numbers of deaths and for consistency among comparison groups. Starting with 2003 data, some states allowed the reporting of more than one race on the death certificate. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 Office of Management and Budget standards, for comparability with other states. See Appendix II, Race. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System; numerator data from National Vital Statistics System, annual mortality files; denominator data from national population estimates for race groups from Table 1 and unpublished Hispanic population estimates for 1985–1996 prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau; additional mortality tables are available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/nvss/mortality_tables.htm; Miniño AM, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL. Deaths: Final data for 2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 59 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2011. Available from: http://www​.cdc.gov/nchs​/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_10.pdf. See Appendix I, National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2011
Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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