QuickStats: Death Rates* from Colorectal Cancer, by Age Group — United States, 1999–2019

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The figure is a combination of line graphs showing death rates from colorectal cancer, by age group, in the United States during 1999 –2019 according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

* Deaths per 100,000 population in each age group.

Deaths from colorectal cancer were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause-of-death codes C18–21.

During 1999–2019, deaths per 100,000 persons from colorectal cancer decreased among persons aged 55–64 years (from 33.5 to 24.4), persons aged 65–74 years (from 77.4 to 41.5), and persons aged 75–84 years (from 146.7 to 77.9). The death rate from colorectal cancer among persons aged 45–54 years generally increased from 1999 (11.1) to 2019 (12.0). In each year during 1999–2019, the death rate was highest among persons aged 75–84 years and lowest among persons aged 45–54 years.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data, 1999–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

Reported by: Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH, uvi1@cdc.gov, 301-458-4254; Deepthi Kandi, MS.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Death Rates from Colorectal Cancer, by Age Group — United States, 1999–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1233. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7035a5.

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