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Table 1.18

Lifetime Risk (Percent) of Dying from Cancer by Site and Race/Ethnicity Both Sexes, Total U.S., 2009-2011

Risk Estimates for All Races, Whites, Blacks
Site All Races Whites Blacks
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Low High Low High Low High
All Sites 20.84 20.81 20.87 20.95 20.92 20.98 21.17 21.08 21.27
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 0.28 0.28 0.29 0.28 0.28 0.29 0.28 0.27 0.29
Esophagus 0.49 0.48 0.49 0.51 0.50 0.52 0.40 0.39 0.42
Stomach 0.41 0.40 0.41 0.36 0.35 0.36 0.67 0.65 0.69
Colon and Rectum 1.94 1.93 1.95 1.90 1.89 1.91 2.29 2.26 2.33
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 0.68 0.67 0.69 0.64 0.63 0.64 0.78 0.76 0.80
Pancreas 1.34 1.33 1.35 1.33 1.32 1.34 1.43 1.40 1.46
Larynx 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.18 0.17 0.19
Lung and Bronchus 5.66 5.64 5.68 5.79 5.77 5.81 5.21 5.17 5.26
Melanoma of the Skin 0.32 0.31 0.32 0.36 0.36 0.37 0.04 0.04 0.05
Breast 1.43 1.42 1.44 1.41 1.40 1.42 1.78 1.75 1.81
Urinary Bladder 0.60 0.60 0.61 0.63 0.62 0.64 0.42 0.40 0.43
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 0.47 0.47 0.48 0.49 0.48 0.49 0.39 0.38 0.41
Brain and Other Nervous System 0.45 0.45 0.46 0.49 0.49 0.50 0.23 0.22 0.24
Thyroid 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.05 0.05 0.06
Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.03
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.78 0.77 0.78 0.82 0.81 0.82 0.45 0.43 0.46
Myeloma 0.42 0.41 0.42 0.39 0.39 0.40 0.66 0.64 0.68
Leukemia 0.86 0.86 0.87 0.90 0.89 0.91 0.62 0.60 0.64
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.05 0.03 0.02 0.03
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.14 0.13 0.15
Acute Myeloid Leukemia 0.33 0.33 0.34 0.35 0.34 0.35 0.21 0.20 0.22
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.04
Risk Estimates for Asians/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics
Site for Asians/
Pacific Islanders
American Indians/
Alaska Nativesa
Hispanicsb
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Percent 95%
Confidence
Interval
Low High Low High Low High
All Sites 18.69 18.45 18.93 16.99 16.51 17.50 17.71 17.57 17.86
Oral Cavity and Pharynx 0.30 0.27 0.34 0.24 0.19 0.33 0.21 0.19 0.23
Esophagus 0.30 0.27 0.34 0.35 0.28 0.45 0.35 0.32 0.37
Stomach 1.14 1.07 1.21 0.55 0.46 0.67 0.79 0.76 0.83
Colon and Rectum 2.02 1.94 2.12 1.87 1.70 2.08 1.89 1.84 1.95
Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct 1.55 1.48 1.62 1.00 0.89 1.14 1.20 1.17 1.24
Pancreas 1.40 1.33 1.47 0.93 0.81 1.08 1.33 1.29 1.37
Larynx 0.07 0.05 0.09 0.10 0.07 0.16 0.12 0.11 0.14
Lung and Bronchus 4.30 4.19 4.41 4.12 3.88 4.38 3.01 2.95 3.07
Melanoma of the Skin 0.06 0.04 0.08 0.12 0.08 0.19 0.12 0.11 0.13
Breast 0.97 0.91 1.03 0.91 0.79 1.06 1.11 1.07 1.15
Urinary Bladder 0.39 0.35 0.44 0.29 0.21 0.39 0.43 0.40 0.46
Kidney and Renal Pelvis 0.35 0.31 0.39 0.74 0.63 0.88 0.50 0.47 0.52
Brain and Other Nervous System 0.27 0.24 0.30 0.19 0.16 0.26 0.33 0.32 0.35
Thyroid 0.12 0.10 0.15 0.05 0.03 0.12 0.08 0.08 0.10
Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.03 0.02 0.05 0.02 0.01 0.08 0.05 0.05 0.06
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 0.74 0.69 0.80 0.50 0.41 0.61 0.77 0.74 0.80
Myeloma 0.29 0.27 0.33 0.31 0.25 0.41 0.42 0.40 0.45
Leukemia 0.66 0.62 0.71 0.50 0.41 0.62 0.68 0.65 0.71
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 0.04 0.03 0.06 0.02 0.01 0.08 0.07 0.06 0.07
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 0.06 0.04 0.08 0.10 0.05 0.19 0.09 0.08 0.10
Acute Myeloid Leukemia 0.32 0.30 0.36 0.19 0.15 0.27 0.26 0.24 0.28
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia 0.04 0.03 0.06 0.03 0.01 0.09 0.04 0.03 0.04

Footnotes:

Devcan Version 6.8.0, August 2014, National Cancer Institute (https://surveillance.cancer.gov/devcan/).

Source: NCHS public use data file for the total US.

a Underlying mortality data for American Indian/Alaska Native are based on the CHSDA (Contract Health Service Delivery Area) counties.

b Hispanic is not mutually exclusive from whites, blacks, Asian Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives.

A percent or confidence interval value of 0.00 represents a value that is below 0.005.

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