Map Details - Trends in Lung Cancer Mortality by County, New York State 1994-2013
This map shows lung cancer age-adjusted mortality rates for New York State by county for 1994-2013. Lung cancer is the second leading cause of death for adults in New York State following deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.
According to the 2014 Surgeon General Report, 87% of lung cancer deaths are attributed to smoking. Adult smoking rates for the United States have decreased from about 43% in 1965 to 17.5% in 2015. Adult smoking rates in New York State have decreased from 31.4% in 1985 (date of first New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey) to 15.2% in 2015.Rates of lung cancer mortality in New York State have decreased over time for most counties from 1994-2013. State lung cancer mortality rates decreased 23% from 1994-1999 compared to 2009-2013.
ArcGIS 10.4.3, SEER*State v2.5.3
New York State Cancer Registry (https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/cancer/registry/)
All rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population and per 100,000 population.
Contact the Submitter of this Map
Theresa Juster, Research Scientist, New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease Prevention
How to Cite this Map
Juster, T., “Trends in Lung Cancer Mortality by County, New York State 1994-2013” [map]. July 2017. New York State Department of Health. Accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/gisx/mapgallery/
- Page last reviewed: August 31, 2017
- Page last updated: August 31, 2017
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