Sunday, December 26, 2021

Ten States with the Highest Cancer Death Rates

More than 599,600 Americans died of cancer in 2019, making it the second leading cause of death in the United States, after only heart disease. An examination of state-level data from the National Center for Health Statistics revealed the following to be the ten states with the highest cancer death rates in 2019:

State/Deaths Deaths Population Death Rate*
WV 4,604 1,792,147 256.9
ME 3,413 1,344,212 253.9
KY 9,975 4,467,673 223.3
MS 6,587 2,976,149 221.3
VT 1,378 623,989 220.8
PA 27,746 12,801,989 216.7
OH 25,170 11,689,100 215.3
AR 6,482 3,017,804 214.8
DE 2,074 973,764 213.0
FL 45,583 21,477,737 212.2
     Total 133,012 61,164,564 217.5
U.S. 599,601 328,239,523 182.7

(*) number of cancer deaths per 100,000 population

Source: CDC Wonder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2019 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2020. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2019, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on December 6, 2021

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