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Cancer Incidence and Rates: Leading Types by Age


Summary: Cancer incidence by age, crude rates, and age-adjusted rates

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This database provides cancer incidence data, crude rates, and age-adjusted rates. It includes the leading cancers reported by the CDC.  Crude rates indicate the number of cases reported each calendar year per 100,000 population.  Age-adjusted rates are weighted averages of the age-specific (crude) rates, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups of a standard million population.  See CDC for more details.

  • Data are not available for Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Utah and Vermont.
  • Additionally, data are missing for some states in some years: Alabama (1999), Arkansas (1999, 2000, 2002), District of Columbia (2002, 2008), Maryland (2001), Mississippi (1999-2002), Nevada (1999, 2007), North Carolina (1999-2000), South Dakota (1999-2000), Tennessee (1999-2003), Vermont (1999-2008), and Virginia (1999-2002, 2008).  
  • Population estimates have been modified and are based on the annual time series of population estimates produced by the Population Estimates Program of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. 

Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1999 - 2016

Data Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)

Updated:  Dec. 14, 2019 Estimated next update: Dec. 01, 2020

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