Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
13.4 colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
8.9 per 100,000 *
13.4 colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the colorectal cancer death rate
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the United States. There are effective screening tools for finding colorectal cancer early, when people may be more likely to survive it. Strategies to increase use of recommended screenings and to help people get physical activity and eat healthy are key to reducing the colorectal cancer death rate.
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup