QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* from Female Breast Cancer,† by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States,§ 2017
Weekly / July 12, 2019 / 68(27);617
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Abbreviation: DC = District of Columbia.
* Data were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Breast cancer deaths were those with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death code C50.
§ The U.S. death rate for female breast cancer was 19.9 per 100,000 population in 2017.
In 2017, the overall age-adjusted death rate for female breast cancer was 19.9 per 100,000 population. The highest death rates were in Mississippi (25.5), DC (24.3), and Louisiana (23.6). The lowest death rates were in Hawaii (15.6), Alaska (16.3), New Hampshire (16.3), Wyoming (16.5), Rhode Island (16.6), Minnesota (16.7), South Dakota (17.3), Wisconsin (17.4), and Vermont (17.4).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, mortality file. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4254; Deepthi Kandi, MS.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Female Breast Cancer, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:617. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6827a4external icon.
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