Descriptive epidemiology of colorectal cancer in the United States, 1998–2001


  • We appreciate the in-kind support from all the contributors to this monograph and also are grateful for the contributions of Jessica King for the preparation of analytic files and to Faruque Ahmed for his leadership of the colorectal cancer monograph project. The following registries contributed data to the production of this supplement: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, Metro Atlanta (Georgia), HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, and WY.

  • The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


This article presents an overview of the descriptive epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States and provides detailed methodologic information on the cancer incidence data from population-based cancer registries that were used by most of the articles in this supplement. Information in this article and the other articles in the supplement will be important for guiding cancer control and prevention efforts related to reducing the burden of CRC.