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Ovarian 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 ovarian cancer in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Rates of Getting Ovarian Cancer by State

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

Ovarian Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green7.5 to 10.4Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia
Medium green10.5 to 11.4Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas
Medium blue11.5 to 12.0Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin
Dark blue12.1 to 14.9Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming
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 Cervical Cancer by State

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

Map of the United States showing ovarian cancer death rates by state.
Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green5.5 to 7.1Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wyoming
Medium green7.2 to 7.6California, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas
Medium blue7.7 to 8.0Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin
Dark blue8.1 to 9.8Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and West Virginia

*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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