Geographic Information Systems and Science for Cancer Control

Maps of smoothed age-adjusted death rates for All Cancer Sites, Both Sexes are shown and the data behind them are the following.

The following statistics pertain to the 1971 - 1975 map.
Low values range from 120.7 to 189.3
Middle values range from 189.4 to 206.5
High values range from 206.6 to 258.8

In the West Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 76 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 23 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 1 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the Midwest Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 48 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 45 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 7 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the South Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 59 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 34 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 8 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the Northeast Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 5 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 41 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 54 % of the Health Service Areas.


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