What does this indicator measure?
This measure represents the number of new cases of female breast cancer diagnosed per 100,000 females and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
Why is this indicator important?
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and, excluding skin cancers, the most frequently diagnosed cancer among U.S. females, affecting 1 in 8 (American Cancer Society). Females have a much greater risk of developing breast cancer than do males (>99% of Indiana cases occur among females) and that risk increases with age.
About the data
Healthy People 2020
Indiana State Cancer Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER