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2001 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 142 2.2 57 3.7 199 2.5
Esophagus 239 3.7 85 5.6 324 4.1
Stomach 204 3.2 128 8.8 332 4.2
Colon/Rectum 1,157 18.1 375 25.6 1,532 19.5
Liver 245 3.8 82 5.3 327 4.1
Gallbladder 33 0.5 12 0.8 45 0.6
Pancreas 676 10.5 181 12.7 857 10.9
Larynx 65 1.0 46 3.0 111 1.4
Lung/Bronchus 4,000 61.5 895 60.6 4,895 61.5
Bone 27 0.4 6 0.3 33 0.4
Soft Tissue 84 1.3 22 1.3 106 1.3
Melanoma (Skin) 232 3.6 9 0.6 241 3.0
Female Breast 851 23.4 303 32.6 1,154 25.5
Cervix Uteri 88 2.5 37 3.9 125 2.8
Corpus Uteri 134 3.6 58 6.7 192 4.2
Ovary 314 8.5 68 7.6 382 8.4
Prostate 569 24.8 344 76.5 913 33.1
Testes 10 0.3 3 0.4 13 0.3
Bladder 237 3.7 48 3.4 285 3.7
Kidney 312 4.8 66 4.4 378 4.8
Endocrine 44 0.7 9 0.5 53 0.7
Multiple Myeloma 238 3.7 111 7.9 349 4.5
Leukemia 493 7.7 90 5.8 583 7.4
Brain/Other CNS 305 4.7 40 2.4 345 4.3
Hodgkin's Disease 24 0.4 8 0.5 32 0.4
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 530 8.3 79 5.2 609 7.7
Other Cancers 1,286 20.1 346 23.7 1,632 20.8
All Cancers 12,539 194.6 3,508 238.3 16,047 203.1

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