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1999 Cancer Mortality Rates by Sex
per 100,000 Population

Age-Adjusted to the 2000 US Census

Primary Site All Males All Females Total
Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate
Oral Cavity 125 3.7 84 1.9 209 2.7
Esophagus 231 6.9 75 1.7 306 3.9
Stomach 201 6.5 143 3.1 344 4.5
Colon/Rectum 741 24.2 767 16.6 1,508 19.8
Liver 165 5.0 101 2.2 266 3.4
Gallbladder 18 0.5 34 0.7 52 0.7
Pancreas 395 12.5 405 8.8 800 10.4
Larynx 100 3.1 24 0.5 124 1.6
Lung/Bronchus 2,906 90.6 1,758 38.9 4,664 59.8
Bone 14 0.5 13 0.3 27 0.4
Soft Tissue 58 1.8 52 1.2 110 1.4
Melanoma(Skin) 148 4.4 64 1.4 212 2.7
Female Breast . . 1,162 26.4 1,162 26.4
Cervix Uteri . . 139 3.2 139 3.2
Corpus Uteri . . 167 3.6 167 3.6
Ovary . . 400 8.9 400 8.9
Prostate 908 34.7 . . 908 34.7
Testes 12 0.3 . . 12 0.3
Bladder 207 7.4 111 2.4 318 4.2
Kidney 212 6.6 130 2.9 342 4.4
Endocrine 29 0.9 22 0.5 51 0.7
Multiple Myeloma 179 6.1 156 3.4 335 4.4
Leukemia 294 9.5 278 6.1 572 7.5
Brain/Other CNS 198 5.9 173 4.0 371 4.8
Hodgkin's Disease 14 0.4 16 0.4 30 0.4
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 315 10.1 282 6.1 597 7.8
Other Cancers 914 29.8 812 17.8 1,726 22.6
All Cancers 8,384 271.6 7,368 163.3 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