Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Male vs. Female Cancer Death Rates in the Far Western U.S.

Cancer accounted for over 602,300 deaths in the U.S. in the 2020 calendar year.  In the six-state Far Western U.S., there were almost 89,900 cancer deaths that year.   Consistent with a pattern seen nationally, the cancer death rate for men in the Far Western states was higher than it was for women.  That said, the cancer death rate for both genders in the Far West was lower than the overall national average death rate from cancer in 2020.  That result was consistent with the fact that the Far Western U.S. had the nation's third-lowest regional cancer death rate in 2020. A closer review of data from the National Center for Health Statistics reveals the following details about male vs. female cancer death rates in the Far Western U.S.:

Male vs. Female Cancer Death Rates in the Far Western U.S.

Male vs. Female Cancer Death Rates in the Far Western U.S.

Deaths Population Death Rate*
Regionwide 89,869 56,579,620 158.8
     Male 47,221 28,192,091 167.5
     Female 42,648 28,387,529 150.2
Nationwide     602,350 329,484,123 182.8
     Male 317,731 162,256,202 195.8
     Female 284,619 167,227,921 170.2

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

Report Period: 2020

States in Region:  Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

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 March 4, 2023

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