Friday, June 17, 2022

Cancer Death Rates in the Great Plains Region

In 2020, 602,350 deaths in the United States were attributed to cancer.  In the seven-state Great Plains region, cancer accounted for 41,272 deaths in 2020, about 7% of all cancer deaths in the U. S. that year.  At 192.1 deaths per 100,000 population, the Great Plains region had a cancer death rate in 2020 that was about 5% above the national average.  Further examination of data from the National Center for Health Statistics reveals the following state-level details about cancer death rates in the Great Plains region:

Cancer Death Rates in the Great Plains Region

Cancer Death Rates in the Great Plains Region

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Iowa 6,304 3,163,561 199.3
Kansas 5,538 2,913,805 190.1
Minnesota 9,944 5,657,342 175.8
Missouri 12,907 6,151,548 209.8
Nebraska 3,541 1,937,552 182.8
North Dakota 1,308 765,309 170.9
South Dakota 1,730 892,717 193.8
     Region 41,272 21,481,834 192.1
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 June 11, 2022

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