Status: Improving

  
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Improving

Most Recent Data:
13.2 colorectal cancer deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
8.9 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
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

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

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.

Topic:  Cancer

Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup