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QuickStats: Death Rates for Cervical Cancer — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1999–2013

In 2013, the age-adjusted cervical cancer [malignant neoplasm of cervix uteri] death rate was 2.3 per 100,000.

The rate for non-Hispanic black females was nearly double the rate for non-Hispanic white females (4.0 compared to 2.1) and 1.6 higher than the rate of 2.5 for Hispanic females.

From 1999 to 2013, cervical cancer death rates have decreased 31% for Hispanic females, 26% for non- Hispanic black females, and 16% for non-Hispanic white females.

Age-adjusted rates (deaths per 100,000) based on the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Populations used for computing death rates for 2011–2013 are postcensal estimates based on the 2010 census, estimated as of July 1, 2013.

[CDC MMWR Weekly, January 23, 2015, 64(02);46; http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6402a4.htm?s_cid=mm6402a4_e ; National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2013. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm ; Reported by: Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS]