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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Parkinson Disease — United States, 2000–2013

The age-adjusted death rates for Parkinson disease increased for males from 8.8 per 100,000 population in 2000 to 11.0 in 2013 and for females from 3.9 in 2000 to 4.8 in 2013.

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Cancer, by U.S. Census Region and Year — United States, 1970–2013

The age-adjusted cancer death rates increased significantly from 1970 to 1990 in each census region in the United States. The rate increased an average of 0.16% per year in the Northeast, 0.38% in the Midwest, 0.71% in the South, and 0.27% in the West. Since 1990, the rates have decreased at an ever faster rate, down on average by 1.41% in the Northeast, 1.02% in the Midwest, 1.15% in the South, and 1.30% in the West each year.

QuickStats: Age–Adjusted Death Rates for Stroke, by U.S. Census Region — United States, 1970–2013

The age-adjusted death rates for stroke in all U.S. Census regions in the United States generally decreased from 1970 to 2013, although the rates in all regions were relatively stable from 1992 to 1999.

Invasive Cancer Incidence and Survival — United States, 2011

Because of improvements in early detection and treatment of cancer, the proportion of persons with cancer who survive ≥5 years after diagnosis has increased.

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by State — United States, 2012

In 2012, the overall age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 12.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, Wyoming had the highest suicide rate (29.6), followed by Alaska (23.0), Montana (22.6), New Mexico (21.3), and Utah (21.0).

Invasive Cancer Incidence — United States, 2010

Cancer has many causes, some of which can, at least in part, be avoided through interventions known to reduce cancer risk. Healthy People 2020 objectives call for reducing colorectal cancer incidence to 38.6 per 100,000 persons, reducing late-stage breast cancer incidence to 41.0 per 100,000 women, and reducing cervical cancer incidence to 7.1 per 100,000 women. To assess progress toward reaching these Healthy People 2020 targets, CDC analyzed data from U.S. Cancer Statistics (USCS) for 2010.

Lung Cancer Incidence Trends Among Men and Women — United States, 2005–2009

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most commonly diagnosed cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men and women in the United States. Although lung cancer can be caused by environmental exposures, most efforts to prevent lung cancer emphasize tobacco control because 80%–90% of lung cancers are attributed to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke.

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Tuberculosis, by Race and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2010

The figure above shows age-adjusted death rates from tuberculosis, by race and sex in the United States during 1999-2010

Liver Cancer Deaths Double in Two Decades

The rates of liver cancer in the United States more than doubled between 1990 and 2010 while deaths resulting from cirrhosis jumped 43 percent, the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) reports.

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Esophageal Cancer for Persons Aged ≥65 Years, by Race and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1990–2010

During 1990–2010, the age-adjusted esophageal cancer death rate decreased 38% for black men and 47% for black women aged ≥65 years.

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