Special Report

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

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Maryland
> Population: 6,042,718
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 160 — 20th lowest (total: 53,369)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 22 deaths per 100,000 people — 25th lowest

>> White mortality: 158 per 100,000 white residents — 20th lowest (total cancer deaths: 36,780)
>> Black mortality: 180 per 100,000 black residents — 22nd lowest (total: 15,008)
>> Hispanic mortality: 78 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 12th lowest (total: 947)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 64 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 18th lowest (total: 75)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 88 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 12th lowest (total: 1,506)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 451 — 17th lowest (total: 152,221)
>> White incidence: 460 per 100,000 white residents — 22nd highest (total new cancers: 104,430)
>> Black incidence: 444 per 100,000 black residents — 24th lowest (total: 40,284)
>> Hispanic incidence: 298 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 18th lowest (total: 4,467)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 220 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 18th lowest (total: 75)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 271 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 12th lowest (total: 1,506)

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Massachusetts
> Population: 6,902,149
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 156 — 17th lowest (total: 63,976)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -22 deaths per 100,000 people — 9th lowest

>> White mortality: 160 per 100,000 white residents — 23rd lowest (total cancer deaths: 59,392)
>> Black mortality: 137 per 100,000 black residents — 8th lowest (total: 3,064)
>> Hispanic mortality: 98 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 25th lowest (total: 1,818)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 66 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 22nd lowest (total: 80)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 95 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 25th lowest (total: 1,440)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 449 — 15th lowest (total: 180,609)
>> White incidence: 451 per 100,000 white residents — 22nd lowest (total new cancers: 161,597)
>> Black incidence: 399 per 100,000 black residents — 16th lowest (total: 9,909)
>> Hispanic incidence: N/A
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 121 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 22nd lowest (total: 80)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 294 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 25th lowest (total: 1,440)

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Michigan
> Population: 9,995,915
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 170 — 14th highest (total: 103,634)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 33 deaths per 100,000 people — 10th highest

>> White mortality: 168 per 100,000 white residents — 16th highest (total cancer deaths: 88,681)
>> Black mortality: 201 per 100,000 black residents — 14th highest (total: 13,486)
>> Hispanic mortality: 130 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 4th highest (total: 1,531)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 174 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 10th highest (total: 575)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 88 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 13th lowest (total: 892)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 450 — 16th lowest (total: 270,233)
>> White incidence: 444 per 100,000 white residents — 15th lowest (total new cancers: 228,505)
>> Black incidence: 471 per 100,000 black residents — 12th highest (total: 33,054)
>> Hispanic incidence: 322 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 26th highest (total: 4,325)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 467 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 10th highest (total: 575)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 261 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 13th lowest (total: 892)

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Minnesota
> Population: 5,611,179
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 153 — 12th lowest (total: 48,456)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 29 deaths per 100,000 people — 17th highest

>> White mortality: 153 per 100,000 white residents — 10th lowest (total cancer deaths: 45,808)
>> Black mortality: 182 per 100,000 black residents — 26th highest (total: 1,405)
>> Hispanic mortality: 107 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 17th highest (total: 484)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 223 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 4th highest (total: 493)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 111 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 11th highest (total: 750)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 464 — 20th highest (total: 144,978)
>> White incidence: 461 per 100,000 white residents — 19th highest (total new cancers: 134,595)
>> Black incidence: 452 per 100,000 black residents — 22nd highest (total: 4,403)
>> Hispanic incidence: 433 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 3rd highest (total: 2,456)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 608 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 4th highest (total: 493)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 291 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 11th highest (total: 750)

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Mississippi
> Population: 2,986,530
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 194 — 2nd highest (total: 32,610)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 32 deaths per 100,000 people — 13th highest

>> White mortality: 185 per 100,000 white residents — 3rd highest (total cancer deaths: 21,922)
>> Black mortality: 216 per 100,000 black residents — 2nd highest (total: 10,460)
>> Hispanic mortality: 50 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 2nd lowest (total: 98)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 134 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 16th highest (total: 85)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 134 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 2nd highest (total: 143)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 469 — 13th highest (total: 79,614)
>> White incidence: 465 per 100,000 white residents — 16th highest (total new cancers: 54,099)
>> Black incidence: 479 per 100,000 black residents — 10th highest (total: 24,771)
>> Hispanic incidence: 194 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 4th lowest (total: 466)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 334 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 16th highest (total: 85)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 292 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 2nd highest (total: 143)