Saturday, June 4, 2022

Cancer Death Rates in New England

Cancer accounted for 602,350 deaths in the United States in 2020.  In the six-state New England region, 28,748 deaths were attributed to cancer in 2020, about 4.8% of all U.S. cancer deaths that year.  At 193.6 deaths per 100,000 population, New England had a cancer death rate in 2020 that was almost 6% higher than the national average.  Further review of state-level data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics provides the following details about cancer death rates in New England:

Cancer Death Rates in New England

Cancer Death Rates in New England

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Connecticut 6,638 3,557,006 186.6
Maine 3,432 1,350,141 254.2
Massachusetts 12,376 6,893,574 179.5
New Hampshire 2,826 1,366,275 206.8
Rhode Island 2,076 1,057,125 196.4
Vermont 1,400 623,347 224.6
     Region 28,748 14,847,468 193.6
U.S. 602,350 329,484,123 182.8

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

Report Period: 2020

Source: CDC Wonder. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2020 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2021. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2020, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed on May 28, 2022

1 comment:

  1. It's so sad to see the death rates in New England from cancer. It is because people are not taking enough diet they are not eating a proper meal or if they are eating so not taking on time. They prefer junk food compared to healthy food which is the worst thing. Nowadays people are more depressed and in stress which is affecting their health.

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