Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates by County, African American Males, 2000-2009

Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS); Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010 (CDC, Census, CDC/NCHS and Census, CDC/NCHS)

In the United States, racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to die from colorectal cancer (CRC) than non-Hispanic whites (nHw). African-Americans (AA) and Hispanic Americans (HA) are the two largest minority populations in the United States. Despite increased efforts to increase CRC screening, AA and certain segments of the HA population continue to experience increased incidence and mortality when compared to nHw.