Age-adjusted malignant colon and rectal cancer rates (number of diagnosed cases per 100,000) among females, by race/ethnicity, 1997-2001* (vertical bar chart): Total, 46.4; White, 45.9; Black, 56.5; Hispanic,** 32.5; American Indian/Alaska Native, 32.7; Asian/Pacific Islander, 38.6.

*5 year average.

**May be of any race.

Source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program http://www.seer.cancer.gov SEER*Stat Database: Incidence - SEER 11 Regs Public-Use. National Cancer Institute, DCCPS, Surveillance Research Program, Cancer Statistics Branch. Released April 2004.