Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Population: 5,695,564
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 139 — 3rd lowest (total: 37,600)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 26 deaths per 100,000 people — 20th highest

>> White mortality: 140 per 100,000 white residents — 3rd lowest (total cancer deaths: 35,319)
>> Black mortality: 166 per 100,000 black residents — 17th lowest (total: 1,421)
>> Hispanic mortality: 131 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 3rd highest (total: 3,957)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 87 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 25th lowest (total: 227)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 92 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 20th lowest (total: 633)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 401 — 5th lowest (total: 113,506)
>> White incidence: 401 per 100,000 white residents — 6th lowest (total new cancers: 104,736)
>> Black incidence: 386 per 100,000 black residents — 15th lowest (total: 3,861)
>> Hispanic incidence: 364 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 10th highest (total: 12,981)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 221 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 25th lowest (total: 227)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 261 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 20th lowest (total: 633)

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Connecticut
> Population: 3,572,665
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 146 — 8th lowest (total: 33,283)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 07 deaths per 100,000 people — 16th lowest

>> White mortality: 147 per 100,000 white residents — 6th lowest (total cancer deaths: 30,176)
>> Black mortality: 154 per 100,000 black residents — 14th lowest (total: 2,626)
>> Hispanic mortality: 104 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 20th highest (total: 1,490)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 66 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 21st lowest (total: 38)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 85 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 8th lowest (total: 443)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 472 — 12th highest (total: 104,215)
>> White incidence: 473 per 100,000 white residents — 14th highest (total new cancers: 92,035)
>> Black incidence: 428 per 100,000 black residents — 20th lowest (total: 7,982)
>> Hispanic incidence: 440 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 2nd highest (total: 7,440)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 128 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 21st lowest (total: 38)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 237 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 8th lowest (total: 443)

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Delaware
> Population: 967,171
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 170 — 15th highest (total: 9,946)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 10 deaths per 100,000 people — 18th lowest

>> White mortality: 171 per 100,000 white residents — 13th highest (total cancer deaths: 8,147)
>> Black mortality: 180 per 100,000 black residents — 24th lowest (total: 1,666)
>> Hispanic mortality: 95 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 21st lowest (total: 167)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 104 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 24th highest (total: 27)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 78 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 5th lowest (total: 106)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 498 — 2nd highest (total: 29,017)
>> White incidence: 504 per 100,000 white residents — 2nd highest (total new cancers: 23,348)
>> Black incidence: 492 per 100,000 black residents — 4th highest (total: 4,955)
>> Hispanic incidence: N/A
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: N/A

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District of Columbia
> Population: 702,455
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 169 — 16th highest (total: 5,408)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 103 deaths per 100,000 people — the highest

>> White mortality: 109 per 100,000 white residents — the lowest (total cancer deaths: 1,244)
>> Black mortality: 212 per 100,000 black residents — 7th highest (total: 4,078)
>> Hispanic mortality: 99 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 26th highest (total: 174)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 103 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 19th highest (total: 80)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 433 — 13th lowest (total: 14,088)
>> White incidence: 336 per 100,000 white residents — the lowest (total new cancers: 4,198)
>> Black incidence: 467 per 100,000 black residents — 13th highest (total: 8,842)
>> Hispanic incidence: 259 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 9th lowest (total: 572)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 320 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 19th highest (total: 80)

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Florida
> Population: 21,299,325
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 153 — 11th lowest (total: 216,426)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 05 deaths per 100,000 people — 15th lowest

>> White mortality: 154 per 100,000 white residents — 11th lowest (total cancer deaths: 191,360)
>> Black mortality: 159 per 100,000 black residents — 15th lowest (total: 22,545)
>> Hispanic mortality: 114 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 10th highest (total: 25,537)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 61 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 16th lowest (total: 284)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 81 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 6th lowest (total: 2,237)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 452 — 21st lowest (total: 609,578)
>> White incidence: 449 per 100,000 white residents — 18th lowest (total new cancers: 521,683)
>> Black incidence: 410 per 100,000 black residents — 17th lowest (total: 62,646)
>> Hispanic incidence: 378 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 7th highest (total: 87,382)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 190 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 16th lowest (total: 284)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 231 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 6th lowest (total: 2,237)