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[cdn-nucl-l] New State-By-State Cancer Data Released
Posted by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) on November 19, 2002
292 pages of US cancer statistics.
Also, the US National Cancer Institute has released geographic data of
cancer death rates in the US available at:
As an example, see:
Cancer mortality rates by county, all cancers, white males, 1970-94:
White females, 1970-94
Interesting to note that low rates prevail in high elevations across the
Rockies (high background radiation), and that Nevada (nuclear test
sites, Yucca Mountain) has some of the lowest cancer rates in the US,
some of which actually went down from 1950-69 to 1970-94.
United States Cancer Statistics: 1999 Incidence is a joint publication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta,
Georgia, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda,
Maryland, in collaboration with the North American Association of
Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) in Springfield, Illinois. This is
the first joint report from the two federal programs that support
population-based cancer registries in the United States: CDC's National
Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and NCI's Surveillance,
Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. The report contains,
for the first time, official federal government cancer statistics for
than 1 million invasive cancer cases diagnosed during 1999 among
residents of 37 states, 6 metropolitan areas, and the District of
Columbia, geographic areas in which approximately 78% of the U.S.
population reside. Data from population-based central cancer registries
in these states and metropolitan areas meet the selected criteria for
inclusion in this report (see "Registry Eligibility Criteria").
Beginning with 1999 data, the Department of Health and Human
Services adopted the 2000 U.S. standard population for age
Therefore, the age-adjusted rates presented in this report are adjusted
the new 2000 U.S. standard population, and caution should be used when
comparing these data with previously published cancer incidence rates
that were adjusted to the 1970 U.S. standard population.
New State-By-State Cancer Data Released
(Reuters) - The U.S. government released its first state-by-state report
on cancer on Monday and said it can use the information to find unusual
patterns in cancer incidence. Careful analysis of the data should reveal
patterns of disease that may prove important, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, which released the report, said. Until now, the
United States was one of the few industrialized nations that lacked a
national cancer registry. Health experts used statistical analysis and
extrapolation to project rates for cancer incidence and death. More...
Q&A: Cancer statistics report - Full report [PDF] (CDC)
Cancer Maps & Graphs - customizable by state and cancer type (NCI)
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