Table 2.

Cancer incidence and mortality rates in metropolitan versus nonmetropolitan (rural) counties per 100,000 people per year, 2009–2013

IncidenceMortality
MetroRuralMetroRural
Cancer typeRateSERateSEDiff.% Diff.PRateSERateSEDiff.% Diff.P
All cancers447.30.3459.61.012.32.7%<0.001165.80.1181.70.315.99.6%<0.001
Individual cancers
 Cervicala7.40.18.50.21.114.9%<0.0012.30.02.60.00.313.0%<0.001
 Colorectal40.40.145.80.35.413.4%<0.00114.70.017.00.12.315.6%<0.001
 Kidney15.40.117.20.21.811.7%<0.0013.80.04.40.00.615.8%<0.001
 Lung and bronchus55.40.171.90.416.529.8%<0.00144.40.153.40.19.020.3%<0.001
 Melanoma21.80.122.40.20.62.8%0.022.70.03.00.00.311.1%<0.001
 Oropharyngeal10.90.112.70.21.816.5%<0.0012.40.02.80.00.416.7%<0.001
 Breasta126.10.2114.80.7−11.3−9.0%<0.00121.50.121.50.10.00.0%0.99
 Liver8.60.06.70.1−1.9−22.1%<0.0016.30.05.60.0−0.7−11.1%<0.001
 Thyroid14.100.1012.300.20−1.8−12.8%<0.0010.510.010.480.010.0−5.9%0.45
  • Abbreviations: diff., absolute difference between rates (nonmetropolitan minus metropolitan); % diff., relative difference between rates (absolute difference divided by rate in metropolitan counties); Metro, metropolitan counties; rural, nonmetropolitan counties.

  • aMeasured among women only.