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Racial or Ethnic Variations

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the rates per 100,000 people in the United States.

All Cancers Combined, Men

  • In 2013, incidence rates were highest among black men (518.6), followed by white (473.9), Hispanic* (368.9), Asian/Pacific Islander (290.5), and American Indian/Alaska Native (289.3) men.
  • In 2013, death rates were highest among black men (240.0), followed by white (195.7), Hispanic* (139.6), American Indian/Alaska Native (134.0), and Asian/Pacific Islander (120.7) men.

All Cancers Combined, Women

  • In 2013, incidence rates were highest among white women (417.4), followed by black (393.6), Hispanic* (325.6), Asian/Pacific Islander (283.3), and American Indian/Alaska Native (269.6) women.
  • In 2013, death rates were highest among black women (158.4), followed by white (139.7), Hispanic* (97.2), American Indian/Alaska Native (94.7), and Asian/Pacific Islander (85.4) women.

Note: Race- or ethnicity-specific rates are presented for all cancer sites combined.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

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

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