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Lung cancer incidence rates vary significantly among Florida’s Black and Hispanic subgroups

Lung cancer incidence rates show wide variations among the racial and ethnic subgroups in Florida’s Black and Hispanic populations. To assess incidence patterns in Florida’s highly diverse population, researchers examined 120,550 cases of lung cancer in Florida from 2012 to 2018 and computed specific age-adjusted incidence rates for U.S.-born Black, Caribbean-born Black, U.S.-born Mexican, foreign-born Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American, and South American populations.

Lung cancer rates among U.S.-born Black men and women were three times higher than Caribbean-born men and women. Among Mexicans, U.S.-born men and women had lung cancer rates about twice as high as foreign-born Mexicans. The lowest lung cancer incidence rates were in Central American and Caribbean-born Black women.

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