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2001 Cancer Mortality Rates by Race and Sex
per 100,000 Population

Age-Adjusted to the 2000 US Census

Primary Site White Males White Females Minority Males Minority Females Total
Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate
Oral Cavity 81 3.0 61 1.6 41 6.0 16 1.8 199 2.5
Esophagus 172 6.2 67 1.8 59 9.3 26 3.0 324 4.1
Stomach 105 3.8 99 2.6 67 11.7 61 6.9 332 4.2
Colon/Rectum 579 21.9 578 15.2 163 28.5 212 23.9 1,532 19.5
Liver 167 6.1 78 2.1 47 7.0 35 3.9 327 4.1
Gallbladder 7 0.3 26 0.7 4 0.7 8 0.9 45 0.6
Pancreas 345 12.6 331 8.7 75 12.5 106 12.3 857 10.9
Larynx 57 2.1 8 0.2 37 6.1 9 1.0 111 1.4
Lung/Bronchus 2,406 87.4 1,594 43.3 614 106.2 281 31.8 4,895 61.5
Bone 13 0.4 14 0.4 2 0.2 4 0.4 33 0.4
Soft Tissue 44 1.6 40 1.1 11 1.4 11 1.2 106 1.3
Melanoma (Skin) 140 5.1 92 2.6 4 0.6 5 0.5 241 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 160 6.5 77 2.0 30 6.1 18 2.0 285 3.7
Kidney 201 7.3 111 2.9 45 7.7 21 2.3 378 4.8
Endocrine 27 1.0 17 0.5 4 0.6 5 0.5 53 0.7
Multiple Myeloma 115 4.5 123 3.2 49 8.7 62 7.1 349 4.5
Leukemia 267 10.3 226 6.1 44 6.8 46 5.1 583 7.4
Brain/Other CNS 159 5.3 146 4.1 21 3.1 19 2.0 345 4.3
Hodgkin's Disease 10 0.4 14 0.4 4 0.5 4 0.4 32 0.4
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 283 10.6 247 6.6 41 6.8 38 4.1 609 7.7
Other Cancers 680 26.0 606 15.9 177 30.9 169 19.1 1,632 20.8
All Cancers 6,597 247.5 5,942 160.2 1,886 338.3 1,622 181.0 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