Table 34Death rates for malignant neoplasms, by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1950–2006

[Data are based on death certificates]

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Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age19501,219601,2197021980219902200032005320063
All personsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted4193.9193.9198.6207.9216.0199.6183.8180.7
All ages, crude139.8149.2162.8183.9203.2196.5188.7187.0
Under 1 year8.77.24.73.22.32.41.81.8
1–4 years11.710.97.54.53.52.72.32.3
5–14 years6.76.86.04.33.12.52.52.2
15–24 years8.68.38.36.34.94.44.13.9
25–34 years20.019.516.513.712.69.89.09.0
35–44 years62.759.759.548.643.336.633.231.9
45–54 years175.1177.0182.5180.0158.9127.5118.6116.3
55–64 years390.7396.8423.0436.1449.6366.7326.9321.2
65–74 years698.8713.9754.2817.9872.3816.3742.7727.2
75–84 years1,153.31,127.41,169.21,232.31,348.51,335.61,274.81,263.8
85 years and over1,451.01,450.01,320.71,594.61,752.91,819.41,637.71,606.1
Male
All ages, age-adjusted4208.1225.1247.6271.2280.4248.9225.1220.1
All ages, crude142.9162.5182.1205.3221.3207.2198.9196.6
Under 1 year9.77.74.43.72.42.62.11.8
1–4 years12.512.48.35.23.73.02.62.5
5–14 years7.47.66.74.93.52.72.72.5
15–24 years9.710.210.47.85.75.14.84.6
25–34 years17.718.816.313.412.69.28.88.6
35–44 years45.648.953.044.038.532.728.927.4
45–54 years156.2170.8183.5188.7162.5130.9121.6119.0
55–64 years413.1459.9511.8520.8532.9415.8369.5363.6
65–74 years791.5890.51,006.81,093.21,122.21,001.9899.1870.4
75–84 years1,332.61,389.41,588.31,790.51,914.41,760.61,649.71,631.3
85 years and over1,668.31,741.21,720.82,369.52,739.92,710.72,319.32,248.7
Female
All ages, age-adjusted4182.3168.7163.2166.7175.7167.6155.6153.6
All ages, crude136.8136.4144.4163.6186.0186.2178.8177.6
Under 1 year7.66.85.02.72.22.31.51.8
1–4 years10.89.36.73.73.22.52.02.1
5–14 years6.06.05.23.62.82.22.22.0
15–24 years7.66.56.24.84.13.63.33.1
25–34 years22.220.116.714.012.610.49.19.5
35–44 years79.370.065.653.148.140.437.536.4
45–54 years194.0183.0181.5171.8155.5124.2115.8113.7
55–64 years368.2337.7343.2361.7375.2321.3287.4281.8
65–74 years612.3560.2557.9607.1677.4663.6610.9605.9
75–84 years1,000.7924.1891.9903.11,010.31,058.51,020.31,012.5
85 years and over1,299.71,263.91,096.71,255.71,372.11,456.41,324.61,305.5
White male5
All ages, age-adjusted4210.0224.7244.8265.1272.2243.9222.3217.9
All ages, crude147.2166.1185.1208.7227.7218.1210.6208.7
25–34 years17.718.816.213.612.39.28.58.6
35–44 years44.546.350.141.135.830.928.426.7
45–54 years150.8164.1172.0175.4149.9123.5115.7113.6
55–64 years409.4450.9498.1497.4508.2401.9356.5352.9
65–74 years798.7887.3997.01,070.71,090.7984.3889.9862.0
75–84 years1,367.61,413.71,592.71,779.71,883.21,736.01,646.21,631.3
85 years and over1,732.71,791.41,772.22,375.62,715.12,693.72,322.72,258.3
Black or African American male5
All ages, age-adjusted4178.9227.6291.9353.4397.9340.3293.7284.9
All ages, crude106.6136.7171.6205.5221.9188.5175.4172.3
25–34 years18.018.418.814.115.710.111.910.0
35–44 years55.772.981.373.864.348.436.236.5
45–54 years211.7244.7311.2333.0302.6214.2186.1182.2
55–64 years490.8579.7689.2812.5859.2626.4568.3542.9
65–74 years636.5938.51,168.91,417.21,613.91,363.81,183.81,156.5
75–84 years6853.51,053.31,624.82,029.62,478.32,351.82,017.51,979.1
85 years and over- - -1,155.21,387.02,393.93,238.33,264.82,683.72,543.3
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age19501,219601,2197021980219902200032005320063
American Indian or Alaska Native male5Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -140.5145.8155.8147.6135.5
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -58.161.467.082.276.1
25–34 years- - -- - -- - - * * * * *
35–44 years- - -- - -- - - * 22.821.426.915.1
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -86.986.970.381.774.5
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -213.4246.2255.6269.1222.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -613.0530.6648.0622.2583.5
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -936.41,038.41,152.51,020.71,016.8
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -1,471.21,654.41,584.21,302.61,161.0
Asian or Pacific Islander male5
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -165.2172.5150.8133.0126.7
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -81.982.785.286.784.5
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -6.39.27.47.26.9
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -29.427.726.120.019.6
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -108.292.678.575.970.2
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -298.5274.6229.2199.4197.2
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -581.2687.2559.4492.2459.9
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -1,147.61,229.91,086.1991.4942.3
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -1,798.71,837.01,823.21,488.61,439.0
Hispanic or Latino male5,7
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -174.7171.7152.7143.4
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -65.561.363.060.4
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -8.06.96.56.1
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -22.520.117.816.0
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -96.679.475.971.4
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -294.0253.1236.9224.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -655.5651.2603.5574.8
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -1,233.41,306.41,161.81,098.4
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -2,019.42,049.71,601.51,440.1
White, not Hispanic or Latino male7
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -276.7247.7227.3223.4
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -246.2244.4240.7239.9
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -12.89.79.09.3
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -36.832.330.528.9
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -153.9127.2120.3118.7
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -520.6412.0366.1363.4
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -1,109.01,002.1910.4883.0
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -1,906.61,750.21,673.71,662.9
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -2,744.42,714.12,358.32,300.2
White female5
All ages, age-adjusted4182.0167.7162.5165.2174.0166.9155.2153.6
All ages, crude139.9139.8149.4170.3196.1199.4191.1190.1
25–34 years20.918.816.313.511.910.18.69.1
35–44 years74.566.662.450.946.238.236.034.9
45–54 years185.8175.7177.3166.4150.9120.1110.7109.5
55–64 years362.5329.0338.6355.5368.5319.7284.0279.1
65–74 years616.5562.1554.7605.2675.1665.6616.2611.5
75–84 years1,026.6939.3903.5905.41,011.81,063.41,030.51,023.0
85 years and over1,348.31,304.91,126.61,266.81,372.31,459.11,333.61,317.5
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age19501,219601,2197021980219902200032005320063
Black or African American female5Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted4174.1174.3173.4189.5205.9193.8179.6176.1
All ages, crude111.8113.8117.3136.5156.1151.8149.1147.7
25–34 years34.331.020.918.318.713.512.612.5
35–44 years119.8102.494.673.567.458.952.550.8
45–54 years277.0254.8228.6230.2209.9173.9166.3158.7
55–64 years484.6442.7404.8450.4482.4391.0365.4356.9
65–74 years477.3541.6615.8662.4773.2753.1679.6672.9
75–84 years6605.3696.3763.3923.91,059.91,124.01,071.91,065.3
85 years and over- - -728.9791.51,159.91,431.31,527.71,365.81,324.4
American Indian or Alaska Native female5
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -94.0106.9108.3105.9108.3
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -50.462.161.373.876.8
25–34 years- - -- - -- - - * * * * *
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -36.931.023.723.525.4
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -96.9104.559.785.572.8
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -198.4213.3200.9201.5193.8
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -350.8438.9458.3475.8469.8
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -446.4554.3714.0701.5756.8
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -786.5843.7983.2581.0684.8
Asian or Pacific Islander female5
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -93.0103.0100.794.592.2
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -54.160.572.178.177.8
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -9.57.38.17.77.3
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -38.729.828.925.124.7
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -99.893.978.275.473.5
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -174.7196.2176.5171.3160.2
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -301.9346.2357.4328.1330.9
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -522.1641.4650.1606.8602.4
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -800.0971.7988.5942.0878.4
Hispanic or Latina female5,7
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -111.9110.8101.9100.4
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -60.758.559.559.7
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -9.77.87.18.5
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -34.830.727.027.9
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -100.584.779.978.1
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -205.4192.5172.5174.4
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -404.8410.0382.5370.2
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -663.0716.5688.5665.9
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -1,022.71,056.5880.4884.9
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age19501,219601,2197021980219902200032005320063
White, not Hispanic or Latina female7Deaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted4- - -- - -- - -- - -177.5170.0159.1157.6
All ages, crude- - -- - -- - -- - -210.6220.6215.1214.7
25–34 years- - -- - -- - -- - -11.910.58.99.2
35–44 years- - -- - -- - -- - -47.038.937.535.9
45–54 years- - -- - -- - -- - -154.9123.0113.9113.0
55–64 years- - -- - -- - -- - -379.5328.9293.6288.5
65–74 years- - -- - -- - -- - -688.5681.0634.4631.3
75–84 years- - -- - -- - -- - -1,027.21,075.31,049.51,044.4
85 years and over- - -- - -- - -- - -1,385.71,468.71,353.21,336.7

- - - Data not available.

*

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

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 Sixth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 1950, Seventh Revision in 1960, Eighth Revision in 1970, and Ninth Revision in 1980–1998. 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, Cause of death, Table V; Comparability ratio, Table VI.

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 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 1991–1999 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 later years were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. See Appendix II, Cause of death; Tables IV and V. 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. In 2003, seven states reported multiple-race data. In 2004, 15 states reported multiple-race data. In 2005, 21 states and D.C. reported multiple-race data. In 2006, 25 states and D.C. 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. See Appendix II, Race. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System; Grove RD, Hetzel AM. Vital statistics rates in the United States, 1940–1960. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1968; 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​/datawh/statab/unpubd/mortabs.htm; Heron MP, Hoyert DL, Murphy SL, Xu J, Kochanek KD, and Tejada-Vera B. Deaths: Final Data for 2006. National vital statistics reports. Vol 57 no 14. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS. 2009.

From: Trend Tables

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