What does this indicator measure?

This measure represents the number of deaths from female breast cancer per 100,000 females and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population (Note: the cancer was not necessarily diagnosed in the same year).

Why is this indicator important?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and, excluding skin cancers, the most frequently diagnosed cancer among U.S. females, affecting 1 in 8 (American Cancer Society). Females have a much greater risk of developing breast cancer than do males (>99% of Indiana cases occur among females) and that risk increases with age.

About the data

Community: Union County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Cancer

Community Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry

Reference Source: Indiana State Cancer Registry