Special Report

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

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Georgia
> Population: 10,519,475
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 166 — 20th highest (total: 83,250)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 17 deaths per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest

>> White mortality: 164 per 100,000 white residents — 24th highest (total cancer deaths: 59,436)
>> Black mortality: 180 per 100,000 black residents — 23rd lowest (total: 22,533)
>> Hispanic mortality: 74 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 7th lowest (total: 1,201)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 36 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 8th lowest (total: 61)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 87 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 10th lowest (total: 1,220)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 466 — 16th highest (total: 245,017)
>> White incidence: 474 per 100,000 white residents — 13th highest (total new cancers: 174,655)
>> Black incidence: 462 per 100,000 black residents — 17th highest (total: 64,326)
>> Hispanic incidence: 361 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 11th highest (total: 7,384)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 157 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 8th lowest (total: 61)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 269 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 10th lowest (total: 1,220)

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Hawaii
> Population: 1,420,491
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 133 — 2nd lowest (total: 11,972)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -13 deaths per 100,000 people — 10th lowest

>> White mortality: 157 per 100,000 white residents — 16th lowest (total cancer deaths: 3,770)
>> Black mortality: 143 per 100,000 black residents — 10th lowest (total: 121)
>> Hispanic mortality: 173 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — the highest (total: 522)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 111 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 23rd highest (total: 22)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 125 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 3rd highest (total: 8,059)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 414 — 10th lowest (total: 35,637)
>> White incidence: 486 per 100,000 white residents — 5th highest (total new cancers: 11,606)
>> Black incidence: 419 per 100,000 black residents — 19th lowest (total: 444)
>> Hispanic incidence: 516 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — the highest (total: 1,789)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 689 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 23rd highest (total: 22)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 379 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 3rd highest (total: 8,059)

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Idaho
> Population: 1,754,208
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 155 — 15th lowest (total: 13,806)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -79 deaths per 100,000 people — the lowest

>> White mortality: 156 per 100,000 white residents — 14th lowest (total cancer deaths: 13,561)
>> Black mortality: 78 per 100,000 black residents — the lowest (total: 27)
>> Hispanic mortality: 95 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 22nd lowest (total: 346)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 121 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 18th highest (total: 120)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 99 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 23rd highest (total: 98)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 441 — 14th lowest (total: 39,619)
>> White incidence: 439 per 100,000 white residents — 14th lowest (total new cancers: 38,271)
>> Black incidence: 342 per 100,000 black residents — 8th lowest (total: 124)
>> Hispanic incidence: 341 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 19th highest (total: 1,609)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 360 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 18th highest (total: 120)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 291 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 23rd highest (total: 98)

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Illinois
> Population: 12,741,080
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 169 — 18th highest (total: 122,656)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 44 deaths per 100,000 people — 3rd highest

>> White mortality: 167 per 100,000 white residents — 18th highest (total cancer deaths: 101,138)
>> Black mortality: 211 per 100,000 black residents — 9th highest (total: 18,815)
>> Hispanic mortality: 105 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 19th highest (total: 5,491)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 25 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 4th lowest (total: 62)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 91 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 17th lowest (total: 2,641)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 466 — 17th highest (total: 338,415)
>> White incidence: 468 per 100,000 white residents — 15th highest (total new cancers: 279,239)
>> Black incidence: 488 per 100,000 black residents — 7th highest (total: 45,715)
>> Hispanic incidence: 345 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 17th highest (total: 21,780)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 274 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 17th lowest (total: 2,641)

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Indiana
> Population: 6,691,878
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 178 — 9th highest (total: 67,080)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 25 deaths per 100,000 people — 22nd highest

>> White mortality: 178 per 100,000 white residents — 7th highest (total cancer deaths: 61,542)
>> Black mortality: 204 per 100,000 black residents — 12th highest (total: 5,182)
>> Hispanic mortality: 98 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 24th lowest (total: 877)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 45 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 10th lowest (total: 48)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 82 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 7th lowest (total: 308)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 457 — 24th highest (total: 171,209)
>> White incidence: 458 per 100,000 white residents — 25th highest (total new cancers: 156,137)
>> Black incidence: 460 per 100,000 black residents — 19th highest (total: 12,576)
>> Hispanic incidence: 319 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 25th lowest (total: 3,392)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 115 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 10th lowest (total: 48)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 236 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 7th lowest (total: 308)