Table 40Death rates for malignant neoplasm of breast for females, according to race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1950–2003
[Data are based on death certificates]
Age Adjustment Population
Updated March 2006
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Race, Hispanic origin, and age 1950 1,2 1960 1,2 1970 2 1980 2 1990 2000 3 2002 2003
All femalesDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted431.931.732.131.933.326.825.625.3
All ages, crude24.726.128.430.634.029.228.328.2
Under 25 years********
25–34 years3.83.83.93.32.92.32.12.1
35–44 years20.820.220.417.917.812.412.012.2
45–54 years46.951.452.648.145.433.031.430.4
55–64 years69.970.877.680.578.659.356.256.6
65–74 years95.090.093.8101.1111.788.384.482.6
75–84 years139.8129.9127.4126.4146.3128.9125.9123.7
85 years and over195.5191.9157.1169.3196.8205.7191.5189.4
White5
All ages, age adjusted432.432.032.532.133.226.325.024.7
All ages, crude25.727.229.932.335.930.729.529.3
35–44 years20.819.720.217.317.111.310.711.1
45–54 years47.151.253.048.144.331.229.428.4
55–64 years70.971.879.381.378.557.955.054.9
65–74 years96.391.695.9103.7113.389.384.682.6
75–84 years143.6132.8129.6128.4148.2130.2126.5124.6
85 years and over204.2199.7161.9171.7198.0205.5192.6189.4
Black or African American5
All ages, age adjusted425.327.928.931.738.134.534.034.0
All ages, crude16.418.719.722.929.027.928.228.5
35–44 years21.024.824.424.125.820.922.020.8
45–54 years46.554.452.052.760.551.549.848.9
55–64 years64.363.264.779.993.180.976.681.1
65–74 years67.072.377.384.3112.298.6101.1100.1
75–84 years681.087.5101.8114.1140.5139.8145.0141.0
85 years and over- - -92.1112.1149.9201.5238.7209.1222.4
American Indian or Alaska Native5
All ages, age adjusted4- - -- - -- - -10.813.713.613.814.0
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -6.18.68.79.69.4
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -*****
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -*23.914.418.714.1
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -**40.028.531.2
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -**42.548.738.5
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -**71.8*96.5
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -*****
Asian or Pacific Islander5
All ages, age adjusted4- - -- - -- - -11.913.712.312.812.6
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -8.29.310.210.811.0
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -10.48.48.16.87.6
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -23.426.422.321.320.1
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -35.733.831.333.133.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -*38.534.738.340.7
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -*48.037.548.741.4
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -**68.269.364.7
Hispanic or Latino5,7
All ages, age adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -19.516.915.516.1
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -11.59.79.29.8
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.78.77.89.1
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -32.823.921.621.0
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -45.839.133.538.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -64.854.948.748.4
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -67.274.973.170.8
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -102.8105.8105.3114.8
Race, Hispanic origin, and age 1950 1,2 1960 1,2 1970 2 1980 2 1990 2000 3 2002 2003
White, not Hispanic or Latino7Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -33.926.825.625.2
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -38.533.832.932.6
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -17.511.611.111.3
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -45.231.730.029.1
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -80.659.256.756.0
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -115.791.487.085.1
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -151.4132.2128.9127.1
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -201.5208.3195.8192.3

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

0.0 Quantity more than zero but less than 0.05.

- - - Data not available.

1

Includes deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

2

Underlying cause of death was coded according to the Sixth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1950, Seventh Revision in 1960, Eighth Revision in 1970, and Ninth Revision in 1980–98. See Appendix II, Cause of death; tables IV and V.

3

Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD–10. See Appendix II, Comparability ratio and tables V and VI.

4

Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. 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 and Asian or Pacific Islander 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 1991–99 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on census 2000. Rates for 2000 were revised based on census 2000 counts. Rates for 2001 and 2002 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. Beginning in 2003, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New York, and Wisconsin reported multiple-race data. 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. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System; numerator data from annual mortality files; denominator data from national population estimates for race groups from table 1 and unpublished Hispanic population estimates for 1985–96 prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census; additional mortality tables are available at www​.cdc.gov/nchs/datawh​/statab/unpubd/mortabs.htm; Hoyert DL, Heron M, Murphy SL, Kung HC. Deaths: Final data for 2003. National vital statistics reports. Vol 54. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2006.

From: Trend Tables

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