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2000 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 173 2.8 51 3.2 224 2.9
Esophagus 229 3.6 77 4.9 306 3.9
Stomach 210 3.4 97 6.6 307 4.0
Colon/Rectum 1,174 19.0 366 24.7 1,540 20.1
Liver 230 3.7 84 5.4 314 4.0
Gallbladder 36 0.6 7 0.5 43 0.6
Pancreas 634 10.2 187 13.0 821 10.7
Larynx 92 1.5 33 2.2 125 1.6
Lung/Bronchus 4,020 63.4 849 56.9 4,869 62.3
Bone 27 0.4 3 0.2 30 0.4
Soft Tissue 79 1.3 30 1.8 109 1.4
Melanoma (Skin) 241 3.8 4 0.3 245 3.1
Female Breast 797 22.7 273 28.9 1,070 24.2
Cervix Uteri 91 2.7 37 3.9 128 2.9
Corpus Uteri 119 3.3 71 8.1 190 4.2
Ovary 311 8.6 62 6.9 373 8.3
Prostate 612 28.7 357 78.7 969 37.1
Testes 6 0.2 1 0.1 7 0.2
Bladder 229 3.8 47 3.5 276 3.7
Kidney 261 4.2 72 4.8 333 4.3
Endocrine 40 0.6 14 1.0 54 0.7
Multiple Myeloma 226 3.7 98 6.7 324 4.3
Leukemia 468 7.6 96 6.2 564 7.4
Brain/Other CNS 323 5.1 50 3.1 373 4.7
Hodgkin's Disease 29 0.5 3 0.2 32 0.4
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 478 7.7 70 4.7 548 7.1
Other Cancers 1,240 20.0 333 22.7 1,573 20.5
All Cancers 12,375 198.0 3,372 227.6 15,747 203.9

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