Table 1Invasive Melanoma Incidence, by Sex and Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2007–2011a,b

Race/EthnicityMale and FemaleMaleFemale
RateAverage Annual CountRateAverage Annual CountRateAverage Annual Count
All Races19.763,42925.136,67915.926,750
 White, Hispanicc4.41,2154.85534.2662
 White, Non-Hispanicc24.758,66730.634,28920.424,378
American Indian/Alaska Native4.71315.8693.962
Asian/Pacific Islander1.31771.4841.293

Rates are per 100,000 people and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population (Source: Day JC. U.S. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Reports. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1996. Population Projections of the United States by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050. pp. 25–1130.).


Source: Data are from population areas that meet United States Cancer Statistics publication criteria (http://www​​/npcr/uscs/technical_notes​/criteria.htm) for 2007–2011 and were reported to the National Program of Cancer Registries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (National Cancer Institute). They cover about 99.1% of the U.S. population.


Race and ethnicity are not mutually exclusive. Counts may not always sum to the total due to rounding and because cases with “other” and “unknown” race are included in the totals.

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