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Incidence and death rates for colorectal cancer increase with age. 91% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older and the incidence rate for this age group is 14 times higher than those younger than 50.

American Cancer Society. February 2009. 'Colorectal Cancer Facts and Figures, 2008-2010'.