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Table 1.3

62-Year Trends in U.S. Cancer Death Ratesa

All Races, Males and Females

All Primary Cancer Sites Combined
Age Group Rate per 100,000 Annual Percent Change Total Percent Change
1950 1981 2011 1950-1981 1981-2011 1950-2011
Ages 0-4 11.1 4.4 2.1 -3.2* -2.6* -81.1
Ages 5-14 6.7 4.1 2.1 -1.6* -2.1* -68.5
Ages 15-24 8.6 5.6 3.6 -1.2* -1.5* -57.5
Ages 25-34 20.4 13.3 8.5 -1.4* -1.6* -58.3
Ages 35-44 63.6 48.9 28.6 -0.8* -1.8* -55.1
Ages 45-54 174.2 172.9 106.6 0.1* -1.7* -38.8
Ages 55-64 391.3 430.7 292.7 0.4* -1.5* -25.2
Ages 65-74 710.0 823.9 660.0 0.5* -0.8* -7.0
Ages 75-84 1,167.2 1,229.5 1,167.2 0.2* -0.2* 0.0
Ages 85+ 1,450.7 1,580.4 1,682.7 0.3* 0.2* 16.0
All Ages 195.4 206.4 168.7 0.2* -0.8* -13.7
Lung and Bronchus Cancerb
Age Group Rate per 100,000 Annual Percent Change Total Percent Change
1950 1981 2011 1950-1981 1981-2011 1950-2011
Ages 0-4 - - - - - -
Ages 5-14 - - - - - -
Ages 15-24 0.2 0.1 0.1 -2.8* -0.1 -55.3
Ages 25-34 0.8 0.6 0.3 -0.5 -2.4* -62.8
Ages 35-44 4.6 9.5 3.1 2.5* -2.8* -33.2
Ages 45-54 20.2 52.5 24.9 3.2* -2.7* 23.1
Ages 55-64 48.9 138.8 82.6 3.3* -2.0* 69.0
Ages 65-74 59.4 238.1 218.8 4.1* -0.4* 268.3
Ages 75-84 55.4 242.9 345.0 4.9* 1.0* 522.9
Ages 85+ 42.3 178.9 325.5 5.1* 1.9* 669.6
All Ages 14.9 50.2 46.1 3.8* -0.4* 208.4

Footnotes:

Source: US Mortality Files, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

a Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 US Std Population (18 age groups - Census P25-1130).

b Due to coding changes throughout the years, Lung and Bronchus includes trachea and pleura.

* The APC is significantly different from zero (p<.05).

- Statistic not shown. Rate based on less than 16 cases for the time interval. Trend based on less than 10 cases for at least one year within the time interval.

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