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Cancer Incidence and Mortality - Charts

Date Updated: 10/02/2012

What this chart shows: Cancer Incidence Rate (per 100,000) by Gender in Larimer County, 2000-2009

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Health Information Dataset - Cancer Incidence Statistics
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What the above data tell us:

In Larimer County, males had a higher cancer incidence rate than females for all years shown above.

During this period, incidence rates for Larimer County females remained relatively stable, with the greatest percentage increase occurring in 2008. The decline in rates between 2003 and 2008 can be attributed to decreased rates for five of the top ten cancer sites/ types with colorectal cancer accounting for 65% of the decrease.

Meanwhile, males in Larimer County experienced an overall decrease in incidence rates between 2003 and 2008 with seven of the top ten in decline. Colorectal and urinary cancers accounted for 48% of this decline.

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What this chart shows: Cancer Mortality Rates (per 100,000) by Gender in Larimer County, 2002-2011

*Age-Adjusted Rate

Data Source: Colorado Health Information Dataset - Death Statistics
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What the above data tell us:

Between 2002 and 2011, the average mortality rate for males was 175 (per 100,000), compared to the female mortality rate average of 128. Rates in Larimer County have decreased twice as fast males as for females (30.7% to 15.5%, respectively) over the last decade. This decline occurred primarily due to decreased rates for prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers.

Larimer County females experienced a gradual overall decrease in the death rate during this same period with increases in four of the ten years shown above. The increase was primarily due to an increase in breast, pancreatic, colorectal and lung cancer deaths.

Nationally, males also had higher rates of cancer mortality than females. However, national trends (detailing the 1990s) showed decreasing deaths rates for males. This reduction was attributed to reductions in active smoking and environmental exposure which together make up 90% of lung cancer (the main cause of cancer deaths).

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Additional Information:

National Estimates for Total Number of New Cancer Diagnoses & Deaths (Males) by Type, 2012 Estimates

# of New Diagnoses

# of Deaths

1. Prostate

241,740

1. Lung & Bronchus

87,750

2. Lung & Bronchus

116,470

2. Prostate

28,170

3. Colon & Rectum

73,420

3. Colon & Rectum

26,470

4. Urinary Bladder

55,600

4. Pancreas

18,850

5. Skin (Melanoma)

44,250

5. Liver & Intrahepatic Bile Duct

13,980

6. Kidney & Renal Pelvis

40,250

6. Leukemia

13,500

7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

38,160

7. Esophagus

12,040

8. Oral

28,540

8. Urinary Bladder

10,510

9. Leukemia

26,830

9. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

10,320

10. Pancreas

22,090

10. Kidney & Renal Pelvis

8,650

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National Estimates for Total Number of New Cancer Diagnoses & Deaths (Females) by Type, 2012 Estimates

# of New Diagnoses

# of Deaths

1. Breast

226,870

1. Lung & Bronchus

72,590

2. Lung & Bronchus

109,690

2. Breast

39,510

3. Colon & Rectum

70,040

3. Colon & Rectum

25,220

4. Uterine Corpus

47,130

4. Pancreas

18,540

5. Thyroid

43,210

5. Ovary

15,500

6. Skin (Melanoma)

32,000

6. Leukemia

10,040

7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

31,970

7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

8,620

8. Kidney & Renal Pelvis

24,520

8. Uterine Corpus

8,010

9. Ovary

22,280

9. Liver & Intrahepatic Bile Duct

6,570

10. Pancreas

21,830

10. Brain & Other Nervous System

5,980

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Data Tables:

Cancer Incidence Rates (per 100,000) by Gender, Larimer County, Age-Adjusted Rates

 

Male

Female

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2000

496

539.4

488

414.9

2001

527

560.4

532

442.0

2002

542

549.2

531

421.8

2003

571

569.0

526

406.9

2004

562

535.6

512

385.2

2005

588

534.5

543

394.3

2006

620

536.6

513

360.4

2007

617

520.6

551

374.2

2008

635

513.1

618

397.6

2009

581

432.6

592

377.5

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Cancer Mortality Rates (per 100,000) by Gender for Larimer County, Age-Adjusted Rates

Male

Female

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2002

187

220.1

168

137.1

2003

189

202.1

163

127.6

2004

150

154.7

181

137.9

2005

174

169.7

185

132.7

2006

198

184.4

195

138.5

2007

205

180.6

181

120.7

2008

198

165.3

174

111.6

2009

205

166.4

199

125.0

2010

192

151.1

220

131.7

2011

210

152.6

203

115.9

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