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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 1996 - 2000 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 39 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 8 % 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 37 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 29 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the South Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 5 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 25 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 70 % of the Health Service Areas.

In the Northeast Census Region:
Low values are found in approximately 3 % of the Health Service Areas.
Middle values are found in approximately 46 % of the Health Service Areas.
High values are found in approximately 51 % of the Health Service Areas.


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