Table 2.

Incidence in the U.S. active-duty military population and the SEER program for breast, lung, prostate, colorectal, testicular, and cervical cancers by race and gender; ages 20 to 59 years; comparison of 2000-2004 to 1990-1994

Cancer site1990-1994
2000-2004
IRR* (95% CI)
CountRate (95% CI)CountRate (95% CI)
Colorectum
    White males
        ACTUR1713.08 (2.63-3.57)1824.09 (3.51-4.74)1.33 (1.07-1.65)
        SEER5,0993.84 (3.64-4.05)6,8024.74 (4.49-4.99)1.23 (1.14-1.33)
    Black males
        ACTUR585.17 (3.82-6.84)475.16 (3.74-6.95)1.00 (0.65-1.54)
        SEER7275.62 (4.96-6.34)1,1055.40 (4.82-6.03)0.96 (0.81-1.14)
Lung
    White males
        ACTUR1302.35 (1.96-2.79)631.34 (1.02-1.72)0.57 (0.41-0.78)
        SEER7,1373.83 (3.65-4.02)6,6722.70 (2.54-2.86)0.70 (0.65-0.76)
Prostate
    White males
        ACTUR1122.07 (1.70-2.49)3526.55 (5.87-7.28)3.17 (2.55-3.96)
        SEER6,8771.25 (1.18-1.31)16,7042.63 (2.53-2.72)2.11 (1.98-2.25)
    Black males
        ACTUR111.85 (0.89-3.31)13715.39 (12.81-18.33)8.33 (4.51-17.80)
        SEER1,2582.32 (2.07-2.61)3,8246.33 (5.95-6.75)2.73 (2.39-3.11)
Testis
    White males
        ACTUR63411.18 (10.33-12.09)51513.09 (11.98-14.28)1.17 (1.04-1.32)
        SEER2,93712.57 (12.04-13.12)3,32714.05 (13.48-14.64)1.12 (1.05-1.19)
Breast
    White females
        ACTUR16433.23 (28.19-38.91)19037.31 (32.07-43.13)1.12 (0.90-1.40)
        SEER27,06730.43 (29.87-31.00)35,27530.68 (30.10-31.28)1.01 (0.98-1.04)
    Black females
        ACTUR7640.54 (26.13-59.75)12245.12 (37.38-54.03)1.11 (0.74-1.80)
        SEER3,44834.96 (33.34-36.63)4,86232.32 (30.88-33.81)0.92 (0.87-0.99)
Cervix
    White females
        ACTUR437.29 (5.25-9.88)306.80 (4.57-9.70)0.93 (0.56-1.52)
        SEER3,2548.67 (8.28-9.07)2,8306.94 (6.58-7.30)0.80 (0.75-0.86)
  • * Incidence rate ratio of 2000-2004 compared with 1990-1994.

  • Rates are per 100,000 person-years and age-adjusted to active-duty military population.