Special Report

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

Source: f11photo / Getty Images

Missouri
> Population: 6,126,452
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 176 — 11th highest (total: 64,602)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 39 deaths per 100,000 people — 6th highest

>> White mortality: 174 per 100,000 white residents — 11th highest (total cancer deaths: 57,434)
>> Black mortality: 212 per 100,000 black residents — 6th highest (total: 6,657)
>> Hispanic mortality: 92 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 20th lowest (total: 494)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 65 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 20th lowest (total: 112)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 97 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 25th highest (total: 399)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 455 — 26th highest (total: 164,733)
>> White incidence: 453 per 100,000 white residents — 23rd lowest (total new cancers: 145,803)
>> Black incidence: 481 per 100,000 black residents — 9th highest (total: 16,082)
>> Hispanic incidence: 270 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 12th lowest (total: 1,717)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 184 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 20th lowest (total: 112)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 272 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 25th highest (total: 399)

Source: peeterv / Getty Images

Montana
> Population: 1,062,305
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 155 — 16th lowest (total: 10,178)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -33 deaths per 100,000 people — 7th lowest

>> White mortality: 154 per 100,000 white residents — 12th lowest (total cancer deaths: 9,682)
>> Black mortality: 121 per 100,000 black residents — 5th lowest (total: 19)
>> Hispanic mortality: 106 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 18th highest (total: 95)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 196 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 7th highest (total: 431)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 137 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — the highest (total: 46)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 454 — 25th lowest (total: 29,507)
>> White incidence: 450 per 100,000 white residents — 19th lowest (total new cancers: 27,788)
>> Black incidence: 344 per 100,000 black residents — 9th lowest (total: 59)
>> Hispanic incidence: 416 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 4th highest (total: 407)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 521 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 7th highest (total: 431)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 335 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — the highest (total: 46)

Source: Davel5957 / Getty Images

Nebraska
> Population: 1,929,268
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 159 — 19th lowest (total: 17,388)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 36 deaths per 100,000 people — 7th highest

>> White mortality: 159 per 100,000 white residents — 21st lowest (total cancer deaths: 16,568)
>> Black mortality: 195 per 100,000 black residents — 19th highest (total: 588)
>> Hispanic mortality: 100 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 24th highest (total: 329)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 151 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 13th highest (total: 96)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 106 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 17th highest (total: 136)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 452 — 19th lowest (total: 48,151)
>> White incidence: 449 per 100,000 white residents — 17th lowest (total new cancers: 45,242)
>> Black incidence: 482 per 100,000 black residents — 8th highest (total: 1,676)
>> Hispanic incidence: 349 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 16th highest (total: 1,490)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 404 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 13th highest (total: 96)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 272 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 17th highest (total: 136)

Source: 4kodiak / Getty Images

Nevada
> Population: 3,034,392
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 162 — 24th lowest (total: 24,669)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: 0 deaths per 100,000 people — 12th lowest

>> White mortality: 169 per 100,000 white residents — 15th highest (total cancer deaths: 21,288)
>> Black mortality: 168 per 100,000 black residents — 18th lowest (total: 1,806)
>> Hispanic mortality: 98 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 23rd lowest (total: 1,822)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 90 per 100,00 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 25th highest (total: 168)
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 103 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 20th highest (total: 1,407)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 393 — 3rd lowest (total: 62,045)
>> White incidence: 403 per 100,000 white residents — 7th lowest (total new cancers: 52,116)
>> Black incidence: 348 per 100,000 black residents — 10th lowest (total: 4,125)
>> Hispanic incidence: 294 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 17th lowest (total: 6,766)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: 233 per 100,000 American Indian / Alaska Native residents — 25th highest (total: 168)
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 248 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 20th highest (total: 1,407)

Source: stockphoto52 / iStock

New Hampshire
> Population: 1,356,458
> Cancer deaths between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 162 — 23rd lowest (total: 13,590)
> Difference in mortality rate between black and white residents: -41 deaths per 100,000 people — 5th lowest

>> White mortality: 164 per 100,000 white residents — 23rd highest (total cancer deaths: 13,433)
>> Black mortality: 122 per 100,000 black residents — 7th lowest (total: 69)
>> Hispanic mortality: 66 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 5th lowest (total: 70)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian/Pacific Islander incidence: 86 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander residents — 9th lowest (total: 77)

> New cancers between 2012 and 2016 per 100,000 people: 484 — 4th highest (total: 40,645)
>> White incidence: 481 per 100,000 white residents — 8th highest (total new cancers: 39,396)
>> Black incidence: 339 per 100,000 black residents — 7th lowest (total: 227)
>> Hispanic incidence: 343 per 100,000 Hispanic residents — 18th highest (total: 430)
>> American Indian / Alaska Native incidence: N/A
>> Asian / Pacific Islander incidence: 282 per 100,000 Asian / Pacific Islander residents — 9th lowest (total: 77)

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.