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1999 Cancer Mortality Rates by Race
per 100,000 Population

Age-Adjusted to the 2000 US Census

Primary Site All Whites All Minorities Total
Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate
Oral Cavity 147 2.3 62 4.3 209 2.7
Esophagus 218 3.4 88 6.3 306 3.9
Stomach 199 3.1 145 10.9 344 4.5
Colon/Rectum 1,146 18.2 362 27.1 1,508 19.8
Liver 214 3.3 52 3.8 266 3.4
Gallbladder 35 0.6 17 1.3 52 0.7
Pancreas 612 9.6 188 14.1 800 10.4
Larynx 93 1.4 31 2.2 124 1.6
Lung/Bronchus 3,828 59.3 836 61.7 4,664 59.8
Bone 20 0.3 7 0.5 27 0.4
Soft Tissue 81 1.3 29 1.9 110 1.4
Melanoma (Skin) 208 3.3 4 0.3 212 2.7
Female Breast 856 23.9 306 35.9 1,162 26.4
Cervix Uteri 84 2.5 55 6.5 139 3.2
Corpus Uteri 116 3.1 51 6.0 167 3.6
Ovary 335 9.1 65 7.8 400 8.9
Prostate 606 27.7 302 73.6 908 34.7
Testes 12 0.4 . . 12 0.3
Bladder 267 4.3 51 3.9 318 4.2
Kidney 280 4.4 62 4.4 342 4.4
Endocrine 38 0.6 13 0.8 51 0.7
Multiple Myeloma 223 3.5 112 8.5 335 4.4
Leukemia 469 7.5 103 7.3 572 7.5
Brain/Other CNS 331 5.3 40 2.5 371 4.8
Hodgkin's Disease 26 0.4 4 0.2 30 0.4
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 524 8.3 73 5.3 597 7.8
Other Cancers 1,347 21.4 379 28.0 1,726 22.6
All Cancers 12,315 193.9 3,437 253.5 15,752 204.6

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 8/2002
Numbers are subject to change as files are updated
Rates based on counts of less than 10 are unstable.
Use with caution.


Page Last Updated Friday March 09 2012