Table 1.

Incidence rates of thyroid cancer by race, sex, and histology, 1980-2005, SEER-9 registries

HistologyWhites
Blacks
Female
Male
Female
Male
CountRateCountRateCountRateCountRate
Overall24,7649.598,5573.59*1,7435.284581.84*,
Papillary20,5598.006,5322.70*1,2763.802991.16*,
Follicular2,8721.101,2170.53*3531.101060.47*
Medullary5330.203490.15*330.10240.09
Anaplastic3030.111890.09180.07110.05
Other specified2060.081410.06160.069
Unspecified2910.111290.06*470.159
  • NOTE: Age-adjusted (2000 U.S. standard population) rates per 100,000 person-years. Rates were not calculated when counts were <10.

  • * P < 0.01 in comparison with same-race females.

  • P < 0.05 in comparison with same-sex Whites.