Comparison of Cancer Death Rates between African Americans and Whites, US, 2005-2009

African American White Difference Rate Ratio


31.4 2.44

Rates are per 100,000 and age adjusted to the 2000 US standard population. †Difference is the rate in African Americans minus the rate in whites. ‡Rate ratio is the unrounded rate in African Americans divided by the unrounded rate in whites.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as provided by the SEER program in the SEER*Stat database