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Colorectal Cancer Trends

Note: The word "significantly" below refers to statistical significance. 2010 is the latest year for which data are available.

Incidence Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, incidence of colorectal cancer has—

Men

  • Decreased significantly by 3.8% per year among men.
  • Decreased significantly by 4.0% per year among white men.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.0% per year among black men.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.9% per year among Hispanic men.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native men.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.8% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Women

  • Decreased significantly by 3.2% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 3.3% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.9% per year among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.8% per year among Hispanic women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.3% per year among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.2% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Mortality Trends

From 2001 to 2010 in the United States, deaths from colorectal cancer have—

Men

  • Decreased significantly by 3.0% per year among men.
  • Decreased significantly by 3.1% per year among white men.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.4% per year among black men.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.4% per year among Hispanic* men.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native men.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.3% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

Women

  • Decreased significantly by 3.0% per year among women.
  • Decreased significantly by 3.0% per year among white women.
  • Decreased significantly by 3.3% per year among black women.
  • Decreased significantly by 2.1% per year among Hispanic* women.
  • Remained level among American Indian/Alaska Native women.
  • Decreased significantly by 1.6% per year among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

Data source: Edwards BK, Noone A-M, Mariotto AB, Simard EP, Boscoe FP, Henley SJ, Jemal A, Cho H, Anderson RN, Kohler BA, Eheman CR, Ward EM. Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2010, featuring prevalence of comorbidity and impact on survival among persons with lung, colorectal, breast, or prostate cancer. Cancer 2013.

Note: Hispanic origin is not mutually exclusive from race categories (white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native).

*Mortality data for Hispanic excludes the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Carolina.

 
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