Table 1.

Demographic characteristics, Appalachiana and US non-Appalachian regionsb, invasive cancers and female breast in situ cancers, males and females, all races, 2004–2011

US AppalachiaUS non-Appalachia
NPercentNPercent
Total cases1,165,379911,287,41091
Region
 Southern304,31326542,1055
 Central424,87136838,5667
 Northern430,992371,766,65116
 Remaining US08,140,08872
Sex
 Male594,535515,647,74550
 Female570,844495,639,66550
Race
 White1,074,510929,516,55884
 Black76,38271,218,03411
 Other/unknown14,4871552,8185
Ethnicityc
 Hispanic9,1901795,3837
 Non-Hispanic1,156,1899910,492,02793
Age, years
 0–198,9101107,8691
 20–4480,9707839,1827
 45–64430,975374,238,38938
 65+644,524556,065,06054
County economic status
 Competitive/attainment169,570153,201,85728
 Transitional764,629666,548,64858
 At-risk137,06112863,9608
 Distressed84,9937334,9483
  • aAppalachia includes all Appalachian counties in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

  • bUS non-Appalachia includes all counties not in Appalachia.

  • cEthnicity is not mutually exclusive from race.