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Colorectal Cancer Rates by State

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

Rates of Getting Colorectal Cancer by State

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

Colorectal Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green32.5 to 37.6Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming
Medium green37.7 to 40.0California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin
Medium blue40.1 to 42.6Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Tennessee
Dark blue42.7 to 48.9District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and West Virginia
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 Colorectal Cancer by State

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

Colorectal Cancer
Death Rates* by State, 2011

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green11.4 to 14.1Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Utah, and Virginia
Medium green14.2 to 15.0Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Medium blue15.1 to 16.4Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina
Dark blue16.5 to 19.9Arkansas, District of Columbia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, 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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