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Lung Cancer Rates by State

Risks of getting lung cancer vary from state to state in the United States. The maps below show how the states compare on lung cancer rates as of 2012 (the most recent year for which statistics are currently available).

Rates of Getting Lung Cancer by State

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

Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2012†

*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: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015. Available at: www.cdc.gov/uscs.

Deaths from Lung Cancer by State

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

Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Death Rates* by State, 2012†

*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: 1999–2012 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2015. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

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