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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Esophageal Cancer† for Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Race and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1990–2010

The figure shows age-adjusted death rates from esophageal cancer for persons aged ≥65 years, by race and sex in the United States during 1990-2010. During 1990-2010, the age-adjusted esophageal cancer death rate decreased 38% for black men and 47% for black women aged ≥65 years. For white men in this age group, the rates increased 26% during 1990-2002 and stabilized during the rest of the decade; for white women the rates stayed nearly the same. In 2010, esophageal cancer death rates were nearly 40 per 100,000 population for white and black men aged ≥65 years and nearly 10 per 100,000 population for white and black women in the same age group.

* Per 100,000 population. Rates have been revised by using populations enumerated as of April 1, for 2000 and 2010, and intercensal estimates as of July 1 for all other years. Therefore, the rates might differ from those published previously.

Deaths from esophageal cancer include those coded as C15 in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) and as 150 in the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9).

§ In 1999, ICD-10 replaced the ICD-9. Little change was observed in the classification of esophageal cancer deaths from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

During 1990–2010, the age-adjusted esophageal cancer death rate decreased 38% for black men and 47% for black women aged ≥65 years. For white men in this age group, the rates increased 26% during 1990–2002 and stabilized during the rest of the decade; for white women the rates stayed nearly the same. In 2010, esophageal cancer death rates were nearly 40 per 100,000 population for white and black men aged ≥65 years and nearly 10 per 100,000 population for white and black women in the same age group.

Sources: CDC. National Vital Statistics System. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.

CDC. Health Data Interactive. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm.

CDC. CDC WONDER. Available at http://wonder.cdc.gov.

Reported by: Yelena Gorina, MS, MPH, ygorina@cdc.gov, 301-458-4241.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows age-adjusted death rates from esophageal cancer for persons aged ≥65 years, by race and sex in the United States during 1990-2010. During 1990-2010, the age-adjusted esophageal cancer death rate decreased 38% for black men and 47% for black women aged ≥65 years. For white men in this age group, the rates increased 26% during 1990-2002 and stabilized during the rest of the decade; for white women the rates stayed nearly the same. In 2010, esophageal cancer death rates were nearly 40 per 100,000 population for white and black men aged ≥65 years and nearly 10 per 100,000 population for white and black women in the same age group.


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