Gallbladder cancer is a rare cancer that affects 2 to 3 times more women than men. In the United States, around 9.760 people were diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in 2009; about 3.370 died of it. However, the incidence varies substantially with race and sex. Gallbladder cancer rates are higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives and white Hispanic peoples.
- White Hispanic female incidence rate 4.2 per 100,000 people
- American Indian/Alaskan Native female incidence rate is 4.1 per 100,000 people
- White Hispanic male incidence rate 1.4 per 100,000 people
- American Indian/Alaskan Native male incidence rate is 3. 3 per 100,000 people
- Non-Hispanic white male incidence rate is 0.7 per 100,000 people.