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Stomach Cancer Statistics

When it comes to stomach cancer, statistics can help provide a better understanding of the disease and its impact. Based on statistics concerning stomach cancer, the American Cancer Society estimated that 22,280 Americans would be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. Other stomach cancer statistics indicate that the overall five-year relative survival rate for the disease during 1995-2001 was 23.2 percent.

Stomach Cancer Statistics: 2006 Estimates

The American Cancer Society estimated that 22,280 Americans (13,400 men and 8,880 women) would be diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2006 and that 11,430 Americans would die as a result of disease during the year.
 

Stomach Cancer Statistics: Age-at-Diagnosis Figures

During 1998-2002, the median age for a stomach cancer diagnosis was 72 years of age. The percentages of people diagnosed with stomach cancer based on age were as follows:
 
  • 0.1 percent were diagnosed under age 20
  • 1.6 percent were diagnosed between 20 and 34
  • 4.6 percent were diagnosed between 35 and 44
  • 10.3 percent were diagnosed between 45 and 54
  • 16.3 percent were diagnosed between 55 and 64
  • 26.3 percent were diagnosed between 65 and 74
  • 28.2 percent were diagnosed between 75 and 84
  • 12.7 percent were diagnosed at 85 years of age or older.
 

Stomach Cancer Statistics: Death Rates

During 1998-2002, the median age at death for stomach cancer was 74 years of age. The percentages of people who died from stomach cancer based on age were as follows:
 
  • 0.0 percent died under age 20
  • 1.2 percent died between 20 and 34
  • 3.8 percent died between 35 and 44
  • 8.8 percent died between 45 and 54
  • 14.4 percent died between 55 and 64
  • 24.5 percent died between 65 and 74
  • 30.4 percent died between 75 and 84
  • 16.9 percent died at 85 years of age or older.
 
The age-adjusted stomach cancer death rate was 4.5 per 100,000 men and women per year. These rates are based on patients who died in 1998-2002 in the United States. Stomach cancer death rates by race and sex were:
 
Race/Ethnicity
Men
Women
All Races
6.3 per 100,000 men
3.2 per 100,000 women
White
5.6 per 100,000 men
2.8 per 100,000 women
Black
12.8 per 100,000 men
6.3 per 100,000 women
Asian/Pacific Islander
11.2 per 100,000 men
6.8 per 100,000 women
American Indian/Alaska Native
7.3 per 100,000 men
4.1 per 100,000 women
Hispanic
9.5 per 100,000 men
5.3 per 100,000 women
 
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