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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 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are currently available).

Lung and Bronchus Cancer Incidence Rates 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, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green29.3 to 55.8Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming
Medium green55.9 to 62.1Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin
Medium blue62.2 to 68.6Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont
Dark blue68.7 to 93.1Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, 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 Lung and Bronchus Cancer by State

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

Lung and Bronchus Cancer
Death Rates* by State, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green20.1 to 41.3Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
Medium green41.4 to 47.5Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin
Medium blue47.6 to 52.1Alaska, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont
Dark blue52.2 to 69.1Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, 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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