What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of deaths from female breast cancer per 100,000 females and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population (Note: the cancer was not necessarily diagnosed in the same year).

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

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2013

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER