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Data for Colon and Rectum Cancer Incidence by Race/Ethnicity, 2006-2010

Race/Ethnicity Number of Cases per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
White Non-Hispanic 41.8 41.1 42.4 15,759
African-American Non-Hispanic 53.1 51.5 54.7 4,549
Other Non-Hispanic 34.1 30.3 38.1 358
Hispanic 27.8 24.2 31.8 302
Asian 20.8 16.9 25.3 125
Native American 23.9 19.5 28.9 118

Data Notes

Produced by the NC Central Cancer Registry, 1/2013. Rates based on counts less than 16 are unstable. Use with caution. Cases may not sum to totals due to unknown or other values. Rates are calculated using the bridged-race population estimates obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics available online at Numbers are subject to change as files are updated.  Hispanic ethnicity is independent of race. Hispanic ethnicity is determined by self-report and the National Hispanic Identification Algorithm available online at Approximately 17 percent of patients of American Indian race are reported as a different race. Therefore, cancer incidence for American Indians is assumed to be underestimated (Yankaskas BC, Knight K, Fleg A, Rao, C. Misclassification of American Indian Race in State Cancer Data among Non-federally Recognized Indians in North Carolina. Journal of Registry Management. 2009;36(1):7-11.).

Data Sources

Central Cancer Registry, State Center for Health Statistics 

Other Views


Cancer incidence are all cases of malignant colon and rectum cancer diagnosed.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: All cases of malignant colon and rectum cancer
Denominator: Total number of residents in North Carolina

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 03/15/2013

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