Breast Cancer

Number of breast cancer deaths per 10,000 females


Physical health status

Rationale for use of indicator

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.


Early detection, through procedures such as mammography and both clinical and self-examination, can reduce breast cancer mortality among women.

Data Source

Texas Vital Statistics 1995-1997.


Institute of Medicine. 1997. Improving health in the community: A role for performance monitoring. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

National Center for Health Statistics. Health status indicators: Definitions and national data. Healthy People 2000 Statistical Notes 1992;1(3):1-8.

USDHHS. Healthy People 2000: national health promotion and disease prevention objectives: full report, with commentary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; 1991. Report No.: DHHS publication no. (PHS) 91-50212.