Saturday, July 16, 2022

Cancer Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

In 2020, cancer accounted for 602,350 deaths in the United States.  In the five-state Rocky Mountain region, 17,883 deaths in 2020 were attributed to cancer, or about 3% of all cancer deaths in the nation that year.  At 142.5 deaths per 100,000 population, the Rocky Mountain region had a cancer death rate in 2020 that was 22% lower than the national average, giving the region the lowest regional cancer death rate in the nation.  Only one Rocky Mountain state had a cancer death rate at the state level that was higher than the national average.  Further examination of state-level data from the National Center for Health Statistics yields the following details about cancer death rates in the Rocky Mountain region:

Cancer Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

Cancer Death Rates in the Rocky Mountain Region

State Deaths Population Death Rate*
Colorado 8,252 5,807,719 142.1
Idaho 3,004 1,826,913 164.4
Montana 2,138 1,080,577 197.9
Utah 3,460 3,249,879 106.5
Wyoming 1,029 582,328 176.7
     Region 17,883 12,547,416 142.5
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 July 9, 2022

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