U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline For Second Year In a Row

Cancer deaths in the U.S. dropped for a second straight year. "After a decline of 369 deaths from 2002 to 2003, the decrease from 2003 to 2004 was 3,014 - or more than eight times greater, according to a review of U.S. death certificates by the American Cancer Society."

The American Cancer Society also reported that "cancer deaths dropped to 553,888 in 2004, down from 556,902 in 2003 and 557,271 in 2002.

Exercises
  1. Cancer deaths dropped by _________ deaths between 2002 and 2004.

  2. No or Yes: 3,014 is more than 8 1/4 times greater than 369.

  3. In the number 553,888, the digit ______ is located in the thousands place.

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Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 January 2007

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