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Cancer Mortality Trends Among Women by Race/Ethnicity

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

All Women

Among all women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have decreased significantly by 2.0% per year.
  • Cervical cancer have decreased significantly by 1.8% per year.
  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 0.9% per year.
  • Ovarian cancer have decreased significantly by 1.8% per year.

White Women

Among white women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have decreased significantly by 2.0% per year.
  • Cervical cancer have decreased significantly by 1.3% per year.
  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 3.0% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 0.9% per year.
  • Ovarian cancer have decreased significantly by 1.8% per year.

Black Women

Among black women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have decreased significantly by 1.6% per year.
  • Cervical cancer have decreased significantly by 2.4% per year.
  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 3.3% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 1.0% per year.
  • Ovarian cancer have remained level.

Hispanic* Women

Among Hispanic* women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have decreased significantly by 1.5% per year.
  • Cervical cancer have decreased significantly by 2.9% per year.
  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 2.1% per year.
  • Lung cancer have decreased significantly by 1.1% per year.
  • Ovarian cancer have decreased significantly by 1.2% per year.

American Indian/Alaska Native Women

Among American Indian/Alaska Native women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have remained level.
  • Cervical cancer have remained level.
  • Colorectal cancer have remained level.
  • Lung cancer have remained level.
  • Ovarian cancer have remained level.

Asian/Pacific Islander Women

Among Asian/Pacific Islander women in the United States from 2001 to 2010, deaths from—

  • Breast cancer have decreased significantly by 1.7% per year.
  • Cervical cancer have decreased significantly by 4.6% per year.
  • Colorectal cancer have decreased significantly by 1.6% per year.
  • Lung cancer have remained level.
  • Ovarian cancer have remained level.

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).

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

 
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