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Interpreting the Data

Incidence Data
Each year when United States Cancer Statistics is published, we publish updates to previous years' data. Users of cancer incidence data published by federal agencies should be mindful of the data submission dates for all data used in their analyses.

Mortality Data
Cancer mortality statistics on this Web site are influenced by the accuracy of information on the death certificate.

Race and Ethnicity in Cancer Data
In cancer incidence, race and ethnicity information is abstracted from medical records and grouped into categories. When reporting cancer mortality, race and Hispanic origin are recorded separately on the death certificate by the funeral director as provided by an informant or, in the absence of an informant, on the basis of observation.

Page last reviewed: December 18, 2012
Page last updated: December 3, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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