Special Report

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

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Iowa
> Population: 3,156,145
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 166 — 20th highest (total: 32,396)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 32 deaths per 100,000 people — 12th highest

>> White mortality: 166 per 100,000 white residents — 20th highest (total cancer deaths: 31,589)
>> Black mortality: 198 per 100,000 black residents — 17th highest (total: 560)
>> Hispanic mortality: 87 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 17th lowest (total: 261)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 118 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 19th highest (total: 50)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 116 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 5th highest (total: 197)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 475 — 11th highest (total: 89,030)
>> White incidence: 475 per 100,000 white residents — 12th highest (total new cancers: 86,021)
>> Black incidence: 490 per 100,000 black residents — 6th highest (total: 1,629)
>> Hispanic incidence: 274 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 14th lowest (total: 1,116)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 393 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 19th highest (total: 50)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 304 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 5th highest (total: 197)

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Kansas
> Population: 2,911,510
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 164 — 25th highest (total: 27,483)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 34 deaths per 100,000 people — 9th highest

>> White mortality: 163 per 100,000 white residents — 25th highest (total cancer deaths: 25,534)
>> Black mortality: 197 per 100,000 black residents — 18th highest (total: 1,395)
>> Hispanic mortality: 113 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 11th highest (total: 745)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 226 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 3rd highest (total: 273)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 108 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 14th highest (total: 281)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 465 — 19th highest (total: 75,855)
>> White incidence: 453 per 100,000 white residents — 24th lowest (total new cancers: 68,469)
>> Black incidence: 466 per 100,000 black residents — 16th highest (total: 3,583)
>> Hispanic incidence: 352 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 14th highest (total: 2,913)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: N/A

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Kentucky
> Population: 4,468,402
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 198 — the highest (total: 51,032)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 03 deaths per 100,000 people — 14th lowest

>> White mortality: 199 per 100,000 white residents — the highest (total cancer deaths: 47,742)
>> Black mortality: 202 per 100,000 black residents — 13th highest (total: 3,070)
>> Hispanic mortality: 76 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 10th lowest (total: 221)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 56 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 13th lowest (total: 37)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 100 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 22nd highest (total: 183)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 521 — the highest (total: 134,729)
>> White incidence: 520 per 100,000 white residents — the highest (total new cancers: 124,157)
>> Black incidence: 493 per 100,000 black residents — 3rd highest (total: 8,049)
>> Hispanic incidence: N/A
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: N/A

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Louisiana
> Population: 4,659,978
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 183 — 7th highest (total: 46,728)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 40 deaths per 100,000 people — 5th highest

>> White mortality: 173 per 100,000 white residents — 12th highest (total cancer deaths: 32,062)
>> Black mortality: 214 per 100,000 black residents — 4th highest (total: 14,224)
>> Hispanic mortality: 80 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 14th lowest (total: 542)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 87 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 26th highest (total: 128)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 95 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 23rd lowest (total: 314)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 481 — 7th highest (total: 124,495)
>> White incidence: 480 per 100,000 white residents — 9th highest (total new cancers: 87,918)
>> Black incidence: 495 per 100,000 black residents — 2nd highest (total: 34,883)
>> Hispanic incidence: 314 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 21st lowest (total: 2,371)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 149 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 26th highest (total: 128)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 283 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 23rd lowest (total: 314)

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Maine
> Population: 1,338,404
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 174 — 12th highest (total: 16,335)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -36 deaths per 100,000 people — 6th lowest

>> White mortality: 175 per 100,000 white residents — 10th highest (total cancer deaths: 16,142)
>> Black mortality: 139 per 100,000 black residents — 9th lowest (total: 66)
>> Hispanic mortality: 63 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 3rd lowest (total: 36)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 182 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 9th highest (total: 79)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 77 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 4th lowest (total: 48)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 476 — 10th highest (total: 43,501)
>> White incidence: 476 per 100,000 white residents — 10th highest (total new cancers: 42,647)
>> Black incidence: 331 per 100,000 black residents — 6th lowest (total: 201)
>> Hispanic incidence: 274 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 15th lowest (total: 173)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 473 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 9th highest (total: 79)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 254 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 4th lowest (total: 48)