Special Report

The Racial Divide in Cancer Deaths in Every State and D.C.

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Alabama
> Population: 4,887,871
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 179 — 8th highest (total: 51,661)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 23 deaths per 100,000 people — 25th highest

>> White mortality: 176 per 100,000 white residents — 9th highest (total cancer deaths: 39,546)
>> Black mortality: 199 per 100,000 black residents — 15th highest (total: 11,877)
>> Hispanic mortality: 65 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 4th lowest (total: 229)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 65 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 20th lowest (total: 103)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 64 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 2nd lowest (total: 135)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 452 — 21st lowest (total: 130,550)
>> White incidence: 448 per 100,000 white residents — 16th lowest (total new cancers: 99,093)
>> Black incidence: 449 per 100,000 black residents — 25th highest (total: 28,499)
>> Hispanic incidence: 219 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 6th lowest (total: 1,040)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 113 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 20th lowest (total: 103)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 290 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 2nd lowest (total: 135)

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Alaska
> Population: 737,438
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 165 — 22nd highest (total: 4,886)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 25 deaths per 100,000 people — 23rd highest

>> White mortality: 157 per 100,000 white residents — 17th lowest (total cancer deaths: 3,582)
>> Black mortality: 183 per 100,000 black residents — 25th highest (total: 132)
>> Hispanic mortality: 110 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 15th highest (total: 86)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 234 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — the highest (total: 948)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 105 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 18th highest (total: 224)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 413 — 9th lowest (total: 13,918)
>> White incidence: 401 per 100,000 white residents — 6th lowest (total new cancers: 10,352)
>> Black incidence: 382 per 100,000 black residents — 14th lowest (total: 373)
>> Hispanic incidence: 315 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 22nd lowest (total: 359)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 535 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — the highest (total: 948)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 294 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 18th highest (total: 224)

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Arizona
> Population: 7,171,646
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 144 — 5th lowest (total: 57,539)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 13 deaths per 100,000 people — 19th lowest

>> White mortality: 146 per 100,000 white residents — 5th lowest (total cancer deaths: 53,522)
>> Black mortality: 159 per 100,000 black residents — 16th lowest (total: 1,777)
>> Hispanic mortality: 123 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 7th highest (total: 6,894)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 113 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 22nd highest (total: 1,346)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 95 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 24th lowest (total: 894)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 387 — 2nd lowest (total: 152,239)
>> White incidence: 388 per 100,000 white residents — 3rd lowest (total new cancers: 138,123)
>> Black incidence: 349 per 100,000 black residents — 11th lowest (total: 4,423)
>> Hispanic incidence: 327 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 25th highest (total: 21,162)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 280 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 22nd highest (total: 1,346)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 237 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 24th lowest (total: 894)

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Arkansas
> Population: 3,013,825
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 185 — 4th highest (total: 33,113)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 30 deaths per 100,000 people — 15th highest

>> White mortality: 183 per 100,000 white residents — 4th highest (total cancer deaths: 28,659)
>> Black mortality: 213 per 100,000 black residents — 5th highest (total: 4,225)
>> Hispanic mortality: 73 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 6th lowest (total: 276)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 42 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 9th lowest (total: 55)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 109 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 12th highest (total: 174)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 468 — 14th highest (total: 82,754)
>> White incidence: 460 per 100,000 white residents — 21st highest (total new cancers: 70,257)
>> Black incidence: 477 per 100,000 black residents — 11th highest (total: 10,147)
>> Hispanic incidence: 330 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 22nd highest (total: 1,505)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 365 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 9th lowest (total: 55)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 367 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 12th highest (total: 174)

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California
> Population: 39,557,045
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 145 — 7th lowest (total: 292,941)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 29 deaths per 100,000 people — 16th highest

>> White mortality: 151 per 100,000 white residents — 9th lowest (total cancer deaths: 235,972)
>> Black mortality: 180 per 100,000 black residents — 25th lowest (total: 21,859)
>> Hispanic mortality: 117 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 8th highest (total: 50,974)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 75 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 24th lowest (total: 1,798)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 106 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 16th highest (total: 33,312)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 405 — 7th lowest (total: 826,207)
>> White incidence: 419 per 100,000 white residents — 11th lowest (total new cancers: 654,150)
>> Black incidence: 413 per 100,000 black residents — 18th lowest (total: 53,219)
>> Hispanic incidence: 329 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 24th highest (total: 163,492)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 167 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 24th lowest (total: 1,798)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 291 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 16th highest (total: 33,312)