Table 23.7Percentage (and odds) of Population Dying from Invasive Cancers Over Selected Age (Years) Intervals, by Gender, United States, 1994-1996* – ‡

Birth to 39 % (odds)40 to 59 % (odds)60 to 79 % (odds)Birth to Death % (odds)
All sitesMale0.31 (1 in 325)2.94 (1 in 34)15.33 (1 in 7)23.45 (1 in 4)
Female0.31 (1 in 319)2.86 (1 in 35)11.29 (1 in 9)20.46 (1 in 5)
BreastFemale0.07 (1 in 1,436)0.76 (1 in 131)1.76 (1 in 57)3.39 (1 in 29)
Colon and rectumMale0.02 (1 in 5,129)0.28 (1 in 358)1.56 (1 in 64)2.45 (1 in 41)
Female0.02 (1 in 6,655)0.21 (1 in 485)1.13 (1 in 88)2.45 (1 in 41)
Lung and bronchusMale0.02 (1 in 5,173)0.94 (1 in 107)5.18 (1 in 19)6.83 (1 in 15)
Female0.02 (1 in 5,930)0.64 (1 in 156)3.08 (1 in 32)4.54 (1 in 22)
ProstateMale(Less than 1 in 10,000)0.08 (1 in 1,312)1.79 (1 in 56)3.53 (1 in 28)
*

Of those alive at beginning of age interval.

Based on cancer deaths occurring 1994–1996.

The percentages and odds may not be exactly equivalent due to rounding.

Data Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 1999.

DEVCAN Software Version 4.0. Feuer EJ, Wun LM, National Cancer Institute, 1999.

From: Chapter 23, Cancer Epidemiology

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