Table 2.

Incidence rates of thyroid cancer by race/ethnicity, sex, and histology, 1992-2005, SEER-11 registries

HistologyWhite non-Hispanics
White Hispanics
Asian/Pacific Islanders
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
CountRateCountRateCountRateCountRateCountRateCountRate
Overall19,24311.546,9274.33*4,05710.949353.09*3,65212.089313.72*
Papillary16,4509.945,4443.38*3,5499.347722.48*3,20410.537753.04*
Follicular1,9351.138900.56*3521.05880.31*3151.06940.40*
Medullary3580.212610.16*670.21440.16400.13230.09
Anaplastic2050.101460.10400.188380.15220.11
Other specified1410.081040.07240.09160.07370.136
Unspecified1540.08820.05*250.097180.07110.06
  • NOTE: The SEER-11 registries consist of the SEER-13 registries excluding the Alaska Natives and rural Georgia registries. 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/ethnicity females.

  • P < 0.05 in comparison with same-sex White non-Hispanics.