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Breast Cancer Rates by State

In the following maps, the U.S. states are divided into groups based on the rates at which women developed or died from breast cancer in 2011, which is the most recent year with numbers available. The rates are the numbers out of 100,000 women who developed or died from breast cancer each year.

Incidence of Breast Cancer by State

The number of people who get breast cancer is called breast cancer incidence. In the United States, the rate of getting breast cancer varies from state to state.

Female Breast Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011†

Map of the United States showing female breast cancer incidence rates by state.

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green105.9 to 118.3Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia
Medium green118.4 to 124.2California, Colorado, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming
Medium blue124.3 to 127.7Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin
Dark blue127.8 to 153.1Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Washington
Light GrayData not available‡Nevada

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
‡Rates are not shown if the state did not meet USCS publication criteria or if the state did not submit data to CDC.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014. Available at: www.cdc.gov/uscs.

Deaths from Breast Cancer by State

Rates of dying from breast cancer also vary from state to state.

Female Breast Cancer
Death Rates* by State, 2011†

Map of the United States showing female breast cancer death rates by state.

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green12.4 to 19.9Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Vermont
Medium green20.0 to 21.4Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
Medium blue21.5 to 22.8Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming
Dark blue22.9 to 26.3District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.

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