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Reduce the lung cancer death rate.

Target: 44.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 57.6 lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 1998 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: 22 percent improvement.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1998

Lung Cancer Deaths

Rate per 100,000

TOTAL

57.6

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

38.2

Asian or Pacific Islander

29.3

Asian

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

Black or African American

66.7

White

57.5

 

Hispanic or Latino

22.7

Not Hispanic or Latino

59.6

Black or African American

68.6

White

59.6

Gender

Female

41.5

Male

79.9

Education level (aged 25 to 64 years)

Less than high school

49.0

High school graduate

41.8

At least some college

17.6

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.