Lukemi facts in pr

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PUERTO RICO CENTRAL CANCER REGISTRY

Stat Fact Sheet

Leukemia¹
Key Points
Leukemia is the eleventh most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer inwomen in Puerto Rico. It accounts for 2.3% of all male cancers and 2.0% of all female cancers between 1999-2003. Leukemia accounts for 3.6% of all male cancer deaths and 3.9% of female cancer deathsbetween 2000-2004. Each year, approximately 124 men and 93 women were diagnosed with leukemia. Approximately 99 men and 79 women die from leukemia each year. Leukemia incidence are 1.6 times (ConfidenceInterval (CI) 95%: 1.4, 1.8) higher among men than among women, during 1999-2003. Leukemia mortality are 1.6 times (CI 95%: 1.6, 1.8) higher among men than among women, during 2000-2004.

Incidenceand Mortality Puerto Rico Incidence
From 1999-2003, the median age at diagnosis for leukemia was 60 years of age. Approximately 15.8% were diagnosed under age 20; 9.9% between 20 and 34; 7.0% between35 and 44; 11.4% between 45 and 54; 12.3% between 55 and 64; 17.1% between 65 and 74; 18.7% between 75 and 84; and 7.7% 85+ years of age. The age-adjusted incidence rate was 7.5 per 100,000 men peryear and 4.8 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are based on cases diagnosed in 1999-2003 from Puerto Rico and adjusted to the 2000 US population. Leukemia Incidence and Death Rates* by Race andEthnicity, PR and US2, 1999-2003
14.0 12.0 13.0 Incidence

Rate per 100,000

9.9 10.0 7.8 8.0 6.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 US White US Black US Asian or Pacific Islander US Hispanic† Puerto Rico 6.7 7.5 5.26.0 4.8 5.0 9.0

Mortality

3.9

US American Indian/Alaska Native‡

*Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.

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Puerto Rico MortalityFrom 2000-2004, the median age at death for leukemia was 69 years of age. Approximately 6.1% died under age 20; 5.5% between 20 and 34; 5.8% between 35 and 44; 10.2% between 45 and 54; 12.9% between 55...
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