Comparison of Age-Adjustment Using the Existing US 2000
Standard Million vs. the New US 2000 Standard Population

Rates highlighted in yellow (bold) differed when calculated using the old and new standard.

1997-2001 SEER Incidence Rates, Malignant Tumors Onlya
Cancer Site Race All Races White Black
Standardb
Old
New
Old
New
Old
New
All Sites
Male and Female
470.317 470.317 479.636 479.636 515.769 515.770
Male
554.292 554.292 556.520 556.520 689.198 689.198
Female
414.435 414.436 429.797 429.798 400.113 400.114
Oral Cavity and Pharynx
Male and Female
10.655 10.655 10.654 10.654 11.885 11.885
Male
15.736 15.736 15.668 15.668 19.502 19.502
Female
6.442 6.442 6.439 6.439 6.204 6.204
Colon and Rectum
Male and Female
53.662 53.662 53.336 53.337 62.968 62.969
Male
63.358 63.358 63.115 63.115 72.908 72.909
Female
46.367 46.367 45.894 45.894 56.483 56.484
Pancreas
Male and Female
11.004 11.004 10.791 10.791 15.380 15.380
Male
12.576 12.576 12.455 12.455 17.100 17.100
Female
9.740 9.740 9.436 9.436 13.938 13.938
Lung and Bronchus
Male and Female
61.688 61.688 62.370 62.370 79.840 79.840
Male
79.121 79.121 77.904 77.904 117.163 117.163
Female
49.114 49.114 51.339 51.339 54.526 54.526
Melanoma of the Skin
Male and Female
16.962 16.962 20.328 20.329

1.006

1.006

Male
21.415 21.415 25.358 25.358 1.475 1.475
Female
13.828 13.828 16.821 16.821 0.733 0.733
Breast
Female
135.163 135.164 141.688 141.688 119.938 119.938
Corpus and Uterus, NOS
Female
24.496 24.496 26.114 26.114 18.171 18.171
Prostate
Male
172.347 172.346 167.405 167.405 271.283 271.282
Urinary and Bladder
Male and Female
20.389 20.389 22.450 22.450 12.594 12.594
Male
36.132 36.132 39.886 39.886 20.360 20.360
Female
9.081 9.081 9.821 9.821 7.653 7.653
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Male and Female
19.093 19.093 20.074 20.074 14.554 14.554
Male
23.259 23.259 24.361 24.361 18.291 18.291
Female
15.746 15.746 16.594 16.594 11.691 11.691
Leukemia
Male and Female
12.143 12.143 12.886 12.886 9.913 9.913
Male
15.883 15.883 16.863 16.863 12.788 12.788
Female
9.374 9.374 9.933 9.933 7.944 7.944

a SEER 11 + Alaska Native Tumor Registry
b Old standard: 2000 US Standard Million (19 age groups)
   New standard: 2000 US Standard Population (19 age groups - Census P25-1130)