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Health Disparities Statistics

HISPANICS/LATINOS

While Hispanics/Latinos have lower incidence and death rates overall compared with those of African-Americans and whites,
they do experience higher rates for certain cancers.

  Hispanic/Latina Females: Highest incidence rates for cervical cancer

Statistics are for 1996-2000, are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard million population, and represent the number of new cases
of invasive cancer per year per 100,000 females.

Group

Cervix Uteri--Incidence

Hispanic/Latina

16.8

African-American

12.4

Asian/Pacific Islander

10.2

White

9.2

Amer Ind/Alaska Nat

6.4

  Hispanic/Latina Females: Cervical cancer death rates.

Despite high incidence rates, Hispanic/Latina females have the second highest death rate for cervical cancer;
African-American females have the highest. Statistics are for 1996-2000, are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard
million population, and represent the number of deaths per year per 100,000 females.

Group

Cervix Uteri--Death

African-American

5.9

Hispanic/Latina

3.7

Amer Ind/Alaska Nat

2.9

Asian/Pacific Islander

2.9

White

2.7

  Hispanic/Latino Males: Incidence rates for prostate cancer.

Hispanic/Latino males have the third highest incidence rate for prostate cancer after African-Americans and whites.
Statistics are for 1996-2000, are adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard million population, and represent the number
of new cases of invasive cancer per year per 100,000 males.

Group

Prostate--Incidence

African-American

272.1

White

164.3

Hispanic/Latino

137.2

Asian Pacific Islander

100.0

Amer Ind/Alaska Nat

53.6

  Hispanic/Latino Males: Death rates for prostate cancer.

Death rates for Hispanic/Latino males reveal that they have the third highest death rates from prostate and colon and
rectal cancer, after African-Americans and whites. Statistics are for 1996-2000, are adjusted to the 2000 U.S.
standard million population, and represent the number of deaths per year per 100,000 males.

Group

Prostate--Death

Colon and Rectum-- Male Death

Arican-American

73.0

34.6

White

30.2

25.3

Hispanic/Latino

24.1

18.4

Amer Ind/Alaska Nat

21.9

18.5

Asian/Pacific Islander

13.9

15.8

National Cancer Institute (www.nih.gov)

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