Statistics & Facts

Mesothelioma Incidence by Race

The incidence of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer primarily linked to asbestos exposure, varies among different racial groups. However, the data available up to my last update in January 2022 indicated that mesothelioma incidence rates were not always consistently reported or studied by race in all regions.

In the United States, for instance, mesothelioma incidence rates appeared to be higher among Caucasians compared to other racial groups. This could partly be attributed to historical occupational exposure patterns, as certain industries with higher asbestos exposure historically employed a larger number of Caucasian workers.

According to the American Cancer Society, while mesothelioma incidence rates among racial and ethnic groups might vary, they did not provide specific statistics based on race due to limited comprehensive data. Mesothelioma cases are often associated with occupational exposure, and the prevalence of certain occupations within specific racial or ethnic groups could contribute to differences in incidence rates.

However, it’s crucial to note that the understanding of mesothelioma incidence by race might have evolved or improved with more recent studies or data collection methodologies. For the most current and specific information on mesothelioma incidence rates by race, consulting updated medical journals, cancer registries, or health organizations would be necessary.

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