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 1981 - 1985 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 53 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 28 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 19 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the Midwest Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 33 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 43 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 24 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the South Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 17 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 36 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 47 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the Northeast Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 0 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 13 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 87 % of the Health Service Areas.


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