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Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Cancer Site (2011-2015)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Cancer Sites354.9441.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Bladder9.920.3MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Brain & ONS4.46.5MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Breast (Female)93.2124.7MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Breast (in situ) (Female)18.330.4MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Cervix (Female)12.97.5MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites)15.716.3MapTableN/AN/A
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites)17.017.9MapTableN/AN/A
Colon & Rectum42.839.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Esophagus3.34.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Kidney & Renal Pelvis8.116.4MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Leukemia9.813.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Liver & Bile Duct8.08.1MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Lung & Bronchus17.760.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Melanoma of the Skin3.221.3MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma14.718.9MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Oral Cavity & Pharynx10.111.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ovary (Female)8.311.3MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Pancreas7.812.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Prostate (Male)146.6109.0MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Stomach8.26.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Thyroid27.414.5MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Female)25.626.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Race/Ethnicity (2011-2015)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Races (includes Hispanic)354.9441.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
White (includes Hispanic)N/A442.8MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
White HispanicN/A341.6MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
White Non-HispanicN/A456.1MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Black (includes Hispanic)N/A447.9MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Hispanic (any race)N/A340.9MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Amer. Indian/Alaskan Native (includes Hispanic)N/A283.0MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Asian or Pacific Islander (includes Hispanic)N/A285.4MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Sex
(2011-2015)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
Both Sexes354.9441.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Male404.9483.8MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Female319.3412.5MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Age
(2011-2015)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Ages354.9441.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages <65195.9222.8MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages <50100.3102.8MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages 50+1025.31331.3MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages 65+1454.11951.0MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by YearPuerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
2011-2015354.9441.2MapTableN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
2015360.8430.5N/AN/AN/AN/A
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/16/2018 10:40 pm.
For more explicit data source and footnote information please see the tables, graphs and maps that are linked to each row.

† Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Rates calculated using SEER*Stat. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used for SEER and NPCR incidence rates.
Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate.
Data not available for some combinations of geography, cancer site, age, and race/ethnicity.
Suppression is used to avoid misinterpretation when rates are unstable.
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates
by Cancer Site
(2011-2015)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Cancer Sites118.9163.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Bladder2.74.4MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Brain & ONS2.54.4MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Breast (Female)17.920.9MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Cervix (Female)2.52.3MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites)1.62.1MapTableHistorical Trends GraphN/ATableTable
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites)2.02.3MapTableHistorical Trends GraphN/ATableTable
Colon & Rectum15.514.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Esophagus2.44.0MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Kidney & Renal Pelvis1.83.8MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Leukemia4.16.7MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Liver & Bile Duct7.06.4MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Lung & Bronchus13.643.4MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Melanoma of the Skin0.42.6MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma3.55.7MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Oral Cavity & Pharynx2.82.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Ovary (Female)4.27.2MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Pancreas6.710.9MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Prostate (Male)26.719.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Stomach4.93.2MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Thyroid0.30.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Female)4.44.6MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Race/Ethnicity (2011-2015)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Races (includes Hispanic)118.9163.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
White (includes Hispanic)N/A163.8MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
White HispanicN/A121.6MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
White Non-HispanicN/A167.8MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Black (includes Hispanic)N/A189.8MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Hispanic (any race)N/A115.0MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Amer. Indian/Alaskan Native (includes Hispanic)N/A110.3MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Asian or Pacific Islander (includes Hispanic)N/A102.0MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Sex (2011-2015)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
Both Sexes118.9163.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Male152.7196.8MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Female94.6139.6MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Age (2011-2015)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Ages118.9163.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Ages <6541.052.0MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages <5015.616.3MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages 50+389.4549.2MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages 65+657.6934.1MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by YearPuerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
2011-2015118.9163.5MapTableHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
2015111.6158.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/16/2018 10:40 pm.
For more explicit data source and footnote information please see the tables, graphs and maps that are linked to each row.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2015 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
Demographics: CrowdingPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Households with >1 person per room, 2012-20163.73.3MapTable
Demographics: PopulationPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Foreign born, 2012-2016N/A13.2MapTable
Black, 2012-20169.112.6MapTable
American Indian/Alaska Native, 2012-20160.30.8MapTable
Asian / Pacific Islander, 2012-20160.35.4MapTable
Hispanic, 2012-201698.917.3MapTable
White, 2012-201669.473.3MapTable
Demographics: EducationPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Less than 9th grade, 2012-2016, Ages 25+16.85.6MapTable
Less than HS, 2012-2016, Ages 25+26.113.0MapTable
At least bachelors degree, 2012-2016, Ages 25+24.630.3MapTable
Demographics: IncomePuerto Rico DollarsUSA DollarsMapTable
Median family income, 2012-201623,41767,871MapTable
Median household income, 2012-201619,60655,322MapTable
Demographics: InsurancePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Percent uninsured in demographic group, people at or below 138% of poverty, 2016, Ages <65N/AN/AMapTable
Demographics: PovertyPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Families below poverty, 2012-201641.211.0MapTable
Persons below poverty, 2012-201645.115.1MapTable
Persons below 150% of poverty, 2012-201661.624.5MapTable
Demographics: LanguagePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Language isolation, 2012-2016, Ages 14+N/A4.5MapTable
Demographics: MobilityPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Haven't moved (in last 5 years), 2012-2016, Ages 1+N/A85.2MapTable
Moved, same county (in last 5 years), 2012-2016, Ages 1+N/A8.6MapTable
Moved, different county this state (in last 5 years), 2012-2016, Ages 1+N/A3.2MapTable
Moved, different state (in last 5 years), 2012-2016, Ages 1+N/A2.3MapTable
Moved from outside US (in last 5 years), 2012-2016, Ages 1+N/A0.6MapTable
Demographics: WorkforcePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Unemployed, 2012-2016, Ages 16+17.77.4MapTable
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/16/2018 10:40 pm.
For more explicit data source and footnote information please see the tables, graphs and maps that are linked to each row.

Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau, the American Community Survey, and the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates.
Screening & Risk Factors: Colorectal ScreeningPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Ever Had Colorectal Endoscopy (Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy), Ages 50+, 201655.269.8MapTable
FOBT in last year and/or flex sig in last 5 years and FOBT in last 3 years and/or colonoscopy in last 10 years, Ages 50-75, 201657.567.7MapTable
Home-Based Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) in Past Two Years, Ages 50+, 201622.515.0MapTable
Home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy, Ages 50+, 201663.674.1MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: Diet & ExercisePuerto Rico USA MapTable
Consumed 1 or More Fruits per Day, Ages 18+, 201544.459.8MapTable
Consumed 1 or More Vegetables per Day, Ages 18+, 201575.577.9MapTable
Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25), Ages 20+, 201630.132.2MapTable
No Leisure Time Physical Activity, Ages 18+, 201641.724.2MapTable
N/AN/A14.8N/AN/A
Obese (BMI >= 30), Ages 20+, 201631.430.2MapTable
N/AN/A15.6N/AN/A
Screening & Risk Factors: SmokingPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Current Smoker, Ages 18+, 201610.616.4MapTable
Ever Smoked 100 Cigarettes, Ages 18+, 201627.440.9MapTable
Percent of Daily Smokers Who Stopped Smoking for 1 Day or Longer in the Past 12 Months, Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A37.5MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Anywhere Inside Their Home (All People), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A86.5MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Anywhere Inside Their Home (Current Smokers), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A53.3MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Inside Their Home (Former/Never Smokers), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A91.7MapTable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Bar Laws, 2018N/A65.9N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Restaurant Laws, 2018N/A77.5N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Workplace Laws, 2018N/A73.7N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Workplace, Restaurant, & Bar Laws, 2018N/A58.6N/ATable
Percent of State Population with Any 100% Smokefree Laws, 2018N/A81.6N/ATable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (All People), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A79.7MapTable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (Current Smokers), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A72.6MapTable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (Former/Never Smokers), Ages 18+, 2014-2015N/A80.7MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: VaccinesPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Both Sexes, 201660.049.2MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Both Sexes, 201658.246.2MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Male, 201653.142.0MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Male, 201653.243.6MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Female, 201667.355.0MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Female, 201664.550.4MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Both Sexes, 201643.337.1MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Both Sexes, 201639.933.3MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Male, 201635.631.5MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Male, 201635.829.5MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Female, 201645.137.2MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Female, 201651.543.0MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: Women's HealthPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 40+, 201680.172.6MapTable
Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 50-74, 201683.978.3MapTable
Had a Pap Smear in Past 3 Years and No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+, 201673.671.7MapTable
Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 21-65, 201678.179.9MapTable
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 12/16/2018 10:40 pm.
For more explicit data source and footnote information please see the tables, graphs and maps that are linked to each row.

Data statistics on this page come from the following data sources: CDC, Modeled Estimates Combining BRFSS & NHIS, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Please see the link on each row for the table/graph map for the specific footnote information.