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HPV-Associated Cancer Rates by State

These maps were produced as part of the analysis for an article titled “Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers—United States, 2008–2012,” published in the MMWR on July 8, 2016, using data from population-based cancer registries participating in CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries or the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program. In the following maps, the states are divided into groups based on the rates at which people were diagnosed with an HPV-associated cancer during 2008–2012. The rates are the average numbers out of 100,000 people who developed cancer each year.*

*Note: This study used cancer registry data to estimate the amount of HPV-associated cancer in the United States by examining cancer in parts of the body and cancer cell types that are more likely to be caused by HPV. Cancer registries do not collect data on the presence or absence of HPV in cancer tissue at the time of diagnosis. In general, HPV is thought to be responsible for about 91% of cervical cancers, 75% of vaginal cancers, 69% of vulvar cancers, 63% of penile cancers, 91% of anal and rectal cancers, and 70% of oropharyngeal cancers.