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Table 1 Population-weighted means of absolute and relative disparity measures computed over 506 State Economic Areas. Calculations are based on age-adjusted mortality rates for black males (BM), white males (WM), black females (BF) and white females (BF).

From: A comparative analysis of aspatial statistics for detecting racial disparities in cancer mortality rates

Disparity measures 1970–1974 1975–1979 1980–1984 1985–1989 1990–1994
Prostate      
|BM-WM| 23.49 26.66 27.56 28.47 32.22
BM/WM 2.03 2.14 2.16 2.13 2.22
Cervix      
|BF-WF| 8.769 6.816 5.065 5.212 4.074
BF/WF 2.66 2.75 2.50 2.94 2.42