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Cancer Health Disparities in Texas

Cancer Health Disparities in Texas

Cancer affects all people regardless of sex, race/ethnicity, age, education, income, or geographic location. However, differences exist in the occurrence, prevalence, and outcome of cancer between different population groups. These differences are called cancer health disparities.

The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) analyzed the following cancers to compare cancer incidence and mortality rates in Texas for different race/ethnicity groups: lung and bronchus, colorectal, liver and intrahepatic bile duct, female breast, cervical, and prostate cancers. The TCR also examined kidney and renal pelvis cancer because American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest incidence and mortality rates nationally.

  • Age-adjusted incidence and mortality rates are calculated for 2011-2015 for each cancer and compared between different race/ethnicity groups.
  • The race/ethnicity groups evaluated include the following: Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander, and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native.
  • Rates are calculated as new cases (incidence) or deaths (mortality) per 100,000 persons. Rates calculated for cancers specific to one sex are per 100,000 persons of that sex only.
  • Because older age is a risk factor for many cancers, age-adjusted rates are used so populations with different age distributions can be compared. Rates in this report are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population.

Cancer Health Disparities in Texas Web Report (.pdf)
If you would like the above report in PowerPoint format (.pptx) please email CancerData@dshs.texas.gov.

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Last updated June 4, 2018