Posted by Andreas Carl from IP 220.127.116.11 on February 10, 2017 at 11:38:11:
In Reply to: Preventive Medicine questions posted by Val on December 22, 2016 at 17:56:32:
From AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION WEBSITE:
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
An estimated 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.
The number of deaths caused by lung cancer peaked at 159,292 in 2005 and has since decreased by 2.3 percent to 155,610 in 2014.
The age-adjusted death rate for lung cancer is higher for men (51.7 per 100,000 persons) than for women (34.7 per 100,000 persons). It is similar for blacks (45.7 per 100,000 persons) and whites (45.4 per 100,000 persons) overall.
However, black men have a far higher age-adjusted lung cancer death rate than white men, while black and white women have similar rates.
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