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Reduce the breast cancer death rate.

Target: 22.3 deaths per 100,000 females.

Baseline: 27.9 breast cancer deaths per 100,000 females occurred in 1998 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: 20 percent improvement.

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

Females, 1998

Breast Cancer Deaths

Rate per 100,000

TOTAL

27.9

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

14.2

Asian or Pacific Islander

13.1

Asian

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

Black or African American

35.7

White

27.3

 

Hispanic or Latino

16.8

Not Hispanic or Latino

28.5

Black or African American

36.7

White

27.9

Education level (aged 25 to 64 years)

Less than high school

20.0

High school graduate

28.4

At least some college

22.0

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.