QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates* for Female Breast Cancer, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019§

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Figure is a U.S. map indicating the 2019 age-adjusted death rates for female breast cancer, by state, based on National Vital Statistics System data.

Abbreviation: DC = District of Columbia.

* Data were age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. The 2019 U.S. breast cancer death rate was 19.4 per 100,000 population.

Breast cancer deaths were those with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death code C50.

§ Rates are displayed by a Jenks classification for U.S. states and DC, which creates categories that minimize within-group variation and maximize between-group variation.

In 2019, the age-adjusted rate of female breast cancer deaths in the United States was 19.4 per 100,000 population. Jurisdictions in the highest category for breast cancer death rates were DC (24.5), Nevada (23.7), Nebraska (22.4), Kentucky (22.2), Louisiana (22.0), and Mississippi (22.0). Those in the lowest category were North Dakota (14.8), Massachusetts (15.3), Vermont (16.2), Connecticut (16.8), Wyoming (17.2), Minnesota (17.5), Colorado (17.6), Wisconsin (17.6), and Maine (17.7).

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality, 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm

Reported by: Sibeso N. Joyner, MPH, uvi1@cdc.gov, 301-458-4254; Deepthi Kandi, MS.

Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Female Breast Cancer, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1391. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7039a6.

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