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Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Cancer Site, All Stages (2015-2019)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Cancer Sites368.2449.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Bladder9.919.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Brain & ONS4.16.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Breast (Female)98.5128.1MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Breast (in situ) (Female)N/A29.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Cervix (Female)12.67.7MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites)16.817.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/AN/A
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites)19.219.0MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/AN/A
Colon & Rectum40.637.7MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Esophagus2.84.6MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Kidney & Renal Pelvis9.417.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Leukemia10.314.1MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Liver & Bile Duct8.58.6MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Lung & Bronchus15.956.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Melanoma of the Skin3.622.9MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma14.619.0MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Oral Cavity & Pharynx9.512.0MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ovary (Female)8.010.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Pancreas8.513.2MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Prostate (Male)148.6109.9MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Stomach7.16.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Thyroid28.713.8MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Female)31.027.7MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Race/Ethnicity, All Stages (2015-2019)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Races (includes Hispanic)368.2449.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
White Non-HispanicN/A466.6MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Black Non-HispanicN/A453.8MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
American Indian/Alaska Native Non-HispanicN/A396.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Asian/Pacific Islander Non-HispanicN/A295.5MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Hispanic (any race)N/A352.6MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Sex, All Stages
(2015-2019)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
Both Sexes368.2449.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Male411.7488.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Female337.5423.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Age, All Stages
(2015-2019)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
All Ages368.2449.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages <65211.4228.3MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages <50111.3106.5MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages 50+1045.01351.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Ages 65+1451.91977.8MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Year, All StagesPuerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change Graph
2015-2019368.2449.4MapTableRank GraphRate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change Graph
2019367.8438.6N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Age-Adjusted Incidence Rates by Cancer Site - Late Stage (2015-2019)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphPuerto Rico Percent Late StageUSA Percent Late Stage
Bladder0.82.3MapTableRank GraphRate Graph7.712.1
Brain & ONS0.40.9MapTableRank GraphRate Graph10.514.4
Breast (Female)34.641.6MapTableRank GraphRate Graph33.931.4
Cervix (Female)4.13.6MapTableRank GraphRate Graph33.648.8
Colon & Rectum19.121.8MapTableRank GraphRate Graph46.957.8
Esophagus1.13.1MapTableRank GraphRate Graph37.667.4
Kidney & Renal Pelvis2.14.8MapTableRank GraphRate Graph23.528.3
Liver & Bile Duct2.13.6MapTableRank GraphRate Graph24.341.1
Lung & Bronchus7.937.5MapTableRank GraphRate Graph49.666.9
Melanoma of the Skin0.63.1MapTableRank GraphRate Graph17.213.6
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma6.312.1MapTableRank GraphRate Graph42.964.0
Oral Cavity & Pharynx4.67.4MapTableRank GraphRate Graph47.662.7
Ovary (Female)4.97.3MapTableRank GraphRate Graph63.771.4
Pancreas5.59.8MapTableRank GraphRate Graph64.774.7
Prostate (Male)12.823.1MapTableRank GraphRate Graph8.520.9
Stomach3.23.6MapTableRank GraphRate Graph44.457.1
Thyroid5.84.3MapTableRank GraphRate Graph20.030.7
Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Female)6.67.2MapTableRank GraphRate Graph21.926.3
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/27/2023 1:01 am.
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 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
(2016-2020)
Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Cancer Sites105.5149.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Bladder2.24.2MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Brain & ONS2.54.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Breast (Female)17.019.6MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Cervix (Female)2.22.2MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Childhood (Ages <15, All Sites)0.32.0MapTableN/ARate GraphN/AN/ATableTable
Childhood (Ages <20, All Sites)0.52.2MapTableN/ARate GraphN/AN/ATableTable
Colon & Rectum13.813.1MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Esophagus2.03.8MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Kidney & Renal Pelvis1.73.5MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Leukemia4.16.0MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Liver & Bile Duct6.66.6MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Lung & Bronchus10.635.0MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Melanoma of the Skin0.52.1MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma3.35.1MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Oral Cavity & Pharynx2.42.5MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Ovary (Female)3.96.3MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Pancreas6.411.1MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Prostate (Male)21.418.8MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Stomach3.52.8MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Thyroid0.40.5MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Uterus (Corpus & Uterus, NOS) (Female)5.25.1MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Race/Ethnicity (2016-2020)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Races (includes Hispanic)105.5149.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
White Non-HispanicN/A154.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Black Non-HispanicN/A174.7MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
American Indian/Alaska Native Non-HispanicN/A128.2MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Asian/Pacific Islander Non-HispanicN/A94.5MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Hispanic (any race)N/A108.2MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Sex (2016-2020)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
Both Sexes105.5149.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Male132.1177.5MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Female86.4128.7MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by Age (2016-2020)Puerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
All Ages105.5149.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
Ages <6537.947.3MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages <5015.114.9MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages 50+342.0501.7MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Ages 65+572.2855.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphN/AN/A
Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates by YearPuerto Rico RateUSA RateMapTableCI*Rank GraphRate GraphHistorical Trends Graph5-Year Rate Change GraphRate/Trend Comparison by CancerRate/Trend Comparison by Area
2016-2020105.5149.4MapTableN/ARate GraphN/A5-Year Rate Change GraphTableTable
2020102.1143.8N/ATableN/ARate GraphN/AN/AN/AN/A
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/27/2023 1:01 am.
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 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
Demographics: CrowdingPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Households with >1 person per room, 2015-20192.73.4MapTable
Demographics: EducationPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Less than 9th grade, 2015-2019, Ages 25+15.35.1MapTable
At least high school, 2015-2019, Ages 25+76.588.0MapTable
At least bachelors degree, 2015-2019, Ages 25+25.932.1MapTable
Demographics: IncomePuerto Rico DollarsUSA DollarsMapTable
Median family income, 2015-201924,97977,263MapTable
Median household income, 2015-201920,53962,843MapTable
Demographics: InsurancePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Percent uninsured in demographic group, people at or below 138% of poverty, 2019, Ages <65N/AN/AMapTable
Demographics: LanguagePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Language isolation, 2015-2019N/A4.4MapTable
Demographics: MobilityPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Haven't moved (in past year), 2015-2019N/A85.8MapTable
Moved, same county (in past year), 2015-2019N/A8.0MapTable
Moved, different county this state (in past year), 2015-2019N/A3.2MapTable
Moved, different state (in past year), 2015-2019N/A2.3MapTable
Moved from outside US (in past year), 2015-2019N/A0.6MapTable
Demographics: Population - AgesPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Age under 18, 2015-201919.522.6MapTable
Age 18-39, 2015-201928.329.8MapTable
Age 40-64, 2015-201932.431.9MapTable
Age 40 and over, 2015-201952.147.6MapTable
Age 50 and over, 2015-201939.435.1MapTable
Age 65 and over, 2015-201919.715.6MapTable
Demographics: Population - Race/EthnicityPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
American Indian/Alaska Native, 2015-20190.20.8MapTable
Asian / Pacific Islander, 2015-20190.25.7MapTable
Black, 2015-201911.712.7MapTable
Foreign born, 2015-2019N/A13.6MapTable
Hispanic, 2015-201998.718.0MapTable
Non-Hispanic (Origin Recode), 2015-20191.382.0MapTable
White, 2015-201965.972.5MapTable
Demographics: Population - SexPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Female, 2015-201952.450.8MapTable
Male, 2015-201947.649.2MapTable
Demographics: PovertyPuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Families below poverty, 2015-201940.39.5MapTable
Persons below poverty, 2015-201944.113.4MapTable
Persons below 150% of poverty, 2015-201960.522.0MapTable
Demographics: WorkforcePuerto Rico PercentUSA PercentMapTable
Unemployed, 2015-201916.15.3MapTable
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/27/2023 1:01 am.
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+, 202054.5674.7MapTable
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, 202070.8771.9MapTable
Home-Based Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) in Past Two Years, Ages 50+, 202062.5214.3MapTable
Home-based FOBT in the past two years or ever had a colorectal endoscopy, Ages 50+, 202079.7679.9MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: Diet & ExercisePuerto Rico USA MapTable
Consumed 1 or More Fruits per Day, Ages 18+, 201946.6960.7MapTable
Consumed 1 or More Vegetables per Day, Ages 18+, 201955.6279.7MapTable
Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to <25), Ages 20+, 202029.9230.0MapTable
No Leisure Time Physical Activity, Ages 18+, 202045.8322.4MapTable
Obese (>= 95th percentile for BMI based on sex and age), High School Students, 2019N/A15.5MapTable
Obese (BMI >= 30), Ages 20+, 202031.8732.7MapTable
Overweight (>= 85th percentile but <95th percentile for BMI based on sex and age), High School Students, 2019N/A16.1MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: SmokingPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Current Smoker, Ages 18+, 20209.9415.5MapTable
Ever Smoked 100 Cigarettes, Ages 18+, 202027.8440.5MapTable
Percent of Daily Smokers Who Stopped Smoking for 1 Day or Longer in the Past 12 Months, Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A35.7MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Anywhere Inside Their Home (All People), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A90.0MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Anywhere Inside Their Home (Current Smokers), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A58.5MapTable
Percent of People Who Answered No One is Allowed to Smoke Inside Their Home (Former/Never Smokers), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A94.0MapTable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Bar Laws, 2021N/A66.4N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Restaurant Laws, 2021N/A77.8N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Workplace Laws, 2021N/A76.1N/ATable
Percent of State Population with 100% Smokefree Workplace, Restaurant, & Bar Laws, 2021N/A61.1N/ATable
Percent of State Population with Any 100% Smokefree Laws, 2021N/A82.1N/ATable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (All People), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A79.9MapTable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (Current Smokers), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A73.1MapTable
Percent of Workers in Non-Smoking Environments (Former/Never Smokers), Ages 18+, 2018-2019N/A80.7MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: VaccinesPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Both Sexes, 202054.655.6MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Both Sexes, 202050.360.9MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Male, 202057.453.7MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Male, 202052.258.2MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Female, 202048.363.7MapTable
Percent who received 2+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Female, 202051.757.5MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Both Sexes, 2020N/A8.8MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Both Sexes, 202019.119.9MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Male, 202026.018.5MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Male, 2020N/A8.3MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-15, Female, 2020N/A9.2MapTable
Percent who received 3+ doses of HPV Vaccine, Ages 13-17, Female, 2020N/A21.4MapTable
Screening & Risk Factors: Women's HealthPuerto Rico USA MapTable
Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 40+, 202072.1871.5MapTable
Had a Mammogram in Past 2 Years, Ages 50-74, 202083.1078.3MapTable
Had a Pap Smear in Past 3 Years and No Hysterectomy, Ages 18+, 202073.6867.6MapTable
Pap Test in Past 3 Years, No Hysterectomy, Ages 21-65, 202079.5277.9MapTable
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 01/27/2023 1:01 am.
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.