Table 3.

Cancer incidence rates by primary site by race/ethnicity

RuralaUrbana
All ratesMale ratesFemale ratesAll ratesMale ratesFemale rates
All cancers
 NH white449.5b501.5b410.8b464.4510.1433.1
 NH black458.7b567.8384.6b471.4570.7404.9
 Hispanic322.7b349.5b306.3b350.9393.5325.2
Tobacco-associated cancers
 NH white206.6b266.8b156.3b197.0253.7151.5
 NH black216.1b292.3b159.5b209.9276.8163.7
 Hispanic152.4189.2b119.6b150.0195.5116.0
HPV-associated cancers
 NH white12.8b10.3b15.2b12.311.013.6
 NH black13.1b10.216.0b12.49.614.7
 Hispanic8.9b5.2b13.110.16.313.7
Selected individual cancers
Prostate
 NH white108.1b116.2
 NH black190.5b199.0
 Hispanic78.1b106.7
Breast
 NH white114.3b131.4
 NH black118.2b125.6
 Hispanic81.6b92.5
Lung and bronchus
 NH white71.7b87.3b59.2b65.475.458.0
 NH black70.1b104.5b45.0b67.089.751.9
 Hispanic36.7b45.7b29.2b32.341.925.4
Colorectal
 NH white43.2b49.7b37.6b39.545.234.7
 NH black53.8b63.7b46.8b48.858.042.5
 Hispanic36.642.531.135.643.029.9
Urinary bladder
 NH white22.1b38.0b9.2b23.340.510.0
 NH black10.5b16.9b6.1b12.120.26.8
 Hispanic10.3b16.8b4.711.420.15.2
Melanoma
 NH white22.1b26.5b18.9b26.233.021.3
 NH black1.3b1.31.3b1.01.10.9
 Hispanic5.5b6.1b5.3b4.55.04.2
Kidney and renal pelvis
 NH white16.8c21.912.2b16.121.911.1
 NH black17.522.4b13.518.024.712.9
 Hispanic16.620.213.2b15.820.711.9
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
 NH white18.7b22.4b15.6b20.124.316.7
 NH black12.5b14.5b10.7b14.617.712.2
 Hispanic14.916.8b13.317.420.115.2
Leukemia
 NH white13.8b17.4b10.714.018.010.8
 NH black10.113.08.110.513.38.6
 Hispanic10.0b12.08.1b10.713.18.9
Oral cavity and pharynx
 NH white12.5b18.7b6.812.218.46.7
 NH black11.3b17.7b5.8b9.314.75.2
 Hispanic6.6b9.3b3.97.210.94.1
Endometrial
 NH white25.3b26.5
 NH black23.3b25.2
 Hispanic19.0b21.8
Thyroid
 NH white12.8b6.3b19.3b15.78.223.0
 NH black6.7b2.7b10.7b9.23.813.6
 Hispanic9.0b4.2b14.7b12.85.320.0
Pancreas
 NH white11.8b13.6b10.1b12.414.210.8
 NH black15.1b16.513.815.817.314.6
 Hispanic10.711.110.311.212.210.3
Esophagus
 NH white5.1b9.0b1.7b5.08.71.9
 NH black5.9b10.1b2.44.57.32.4
 Hispanic3.04.91.12.85.01.1
Larynx
 NH white4.3b7.2b1.8b3.56.01.4
 NH black5.8b11.5b1.94.58.61.8
 Hispanic2.64.40.82.65.10.7
Brain and other nervous system
 NH white7.2b8.4b6.0b7.58.86.4
 NH black3.84.4b3.34.24.93.7
 Hispanic4.7b5.2b4.05.26.04.5
Cervix
 NH white8.0b6.9
 NH black10.8b9.8
 Hispanic9.49.9
  • aRates are expressed per 100,000 people and age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

  • bThe rate ratio indicates that the rural rate is statistically significantly different than the urban rate (P < 0.05).