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Cervical Cancer Rates by State

In the following maps, states in the U.S. are divided into groups based on the rates at which women developed or died from cervical cancer in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Rates of Getting Cervical Cancer by State

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

Cervical Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green4.5 to 6.2Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin
Medium green6.3 to 7.3California, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington
Medium blue7.4 to 8.0Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee
Dark blue8.1 to 13.7Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming
Light GrayData not available‡Nevada and Vermont

*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 Cervical Cancer by State

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

Map of the United States showing cervical cancer death rates by state.
Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green1.2 to 1.9Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin
Medium green2.0 to 2.3Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania
Medium blue2.4 to 2.7Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina
Dark blue2.8 to 4.8Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Light GreyData not available‡Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
‡Rates are suppressed if fewer than 16 deaths were reported by a state.
†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.

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