What does this indicator measure?
This measure represents the number of new cases of colon or rectum cancer diagnosed per 100,000 population and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.
Why is this indicator important?
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and cause of cancer-related death among both males and females in the United States and Indiana. The chances of developing colorectal cancer at some point in one’s life are 1 in 19 for females and 1 in 20 for males (American Cancer Society).
About the data
Healthy People 2020
Indiana State Cancer Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER