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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 cancer in 2011, which is the most recent year with numbers available. The rates are the numbers out of 100,000 people who developed or died from cancer each year.

Incidence Rates by State

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

All Cancers Combined
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011†

Map of the United States showing all cancers combined incidence rates by state.
Color on Map Interval States
Light green 373.8 to 435.8 Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming
Medium green 435.9 to 457.6 Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont
Medium blue 457.7 to 477.2 Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin
Dark blue 477.3 to 509.3 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Light Gray Data 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. (full site)

Death Rates by State

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

All Cancers Combined
Death Rates* by State, 2011†

Map of the United States showing all cancers combined death rates by state.
Color on Map Interval States
Light green 125.6 to 161.6 Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
Medium green 161.7 to 171.0 Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Washington
Medium blue 171.1 to 180.2 Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin
Dark blue 180.3 to 200.9 Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, 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. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs. (full site)

 
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