Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of invasive cancer cases in rural and urban areas, 2009–2013

Rural N (%)Urban N (%)
Total cases1,215,260 (16.7%)6,073,283 (83.3%)
U.S. Census region
 Northeast134,197 (11.0%)1,411,055 (23.2%)
 Midwest373,953 (30.8%)1,157,272 (19.1%)
 South546,632 (45.0%)2,130,224 (35.1%)
 West160,478 (13.2%)1,374,732 (22.6%)
Sex
 Male646,302 (53.1%)3,069,294 (50.5%)
 Female568,866 (46.9%)3,003,288 (49.5%)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white1,066,639 (87.8%)4,571,767 (75.3%)
 Non-Hispanic black84,207 (6.9%)688,268 (11.3%)
 Hispanic31,675 (2.6%)507,150 (8.4%)
 Other22,784 (1.9%)223,674 (3.7%)
 Unknown9,955 (0.8%)82,424 (1.4%)
Age
 0–199,384 (0.8%)59,312 (1.0%)
 20–4470,405 (5.8%)464,105 (7.6%)
 45–64441,423 (36.3%)2,316,831 (38.1%)
 65+694,048 (57.1%)3,233,035 (53.2%)
County poverty level
 0–9.99%69,566 (5.7%)1,019,614 (16.8%)
 10–19.99%744,946 (61.3%)4,403,852 (72.5%)
 20+%400,748 (33.0%)649,817 (10.7%)