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Prostate Cancer Rates by State

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

Rates of Getting Prostate Cancer by State

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

Prostate Cancer
Incidence Rates* by State, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green78.6 to 120.8Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia
Medium green120.9 to 128.2California, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Medium blue128.3 to 142.2Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Washington
Dark blue142.3 to 195.0Alabama, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Utah
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 Prostate Cancer by State

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

Prostate Cancer
Death Rates* by State, 2011†

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

Color on MapIntervalStates
Light green13.5 to 19.8Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas, and Wyoming
Medium green19.9 to 21.1Alaska, California, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and West Virginia
Medium blue21.2 to 22.4Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington
Dark blue22.5 to 37.0Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin

*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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