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Data for Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 14.3 13.6 15.0 1,533
White (Non-Hispanic) 13.5 12.7 14.3 1,125
Black (Non-Hispanic) 19.8 17.8 21.8 376
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 12
Other (Non-Hispanic) ** 8
Hispanic ** 12

Data Notes

Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard. 

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Definition

Colorectal cancer deaths include all resident deaths where colorectal cancer was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of colorectal cancer deaths (ICD-10: C18-C20 and C26.0)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013


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