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Statistics on Kidney Cancer Mortality Rates

During 1998-2002, the median age at death for kidney cancer was 71. The percentages of people who died from kidney cancer based on age were as follows:
 
  • 0.5 percent died under age 20
  • 0.5 percent between 20 and 34
  • 2.9 percent between 35 and 44
  • 10.6 percent between 45 and 54
  • 19.0 percent between 55 and 64
  • 27.3 percent between 65 and 74
  • 27.4 percent between 75 and 84
  • 11.8 percent 85+ years of age.
 
The age-adjusted kidney cancer death rate was 4.2 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are based on patients who died in 1998-2002 in the United States. Kidney cancer mortality rates by race are outlined in the following chart:
 
Race/Ethnicity
Men
Women
All Races
6.1 per 100,000 men
2.8 per 100,000 women
Caucasian
6.2 per 100,000 men
2.8 per 100,000 women
African American
6.2 per 100,000 men
2.7 per 100,000 women
Asian/Pacific Islander
2.6 per 100,000 men
1.3 per 100,000 women
American Indian/Alaska Native
7.1 per 100,000 men
3.4 per 100,000 women
Hispanic
5.7 per 100,000 men
2.4 per 100,000 women
 
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