Special Report

States Where Cancer Kills the Most People

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50. Utah
> Cancer mortality rate in 2019: 117 per 100,000 (total: 3,289)
> Number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 503 per 100,00 people — the lowest (total: 10,951)
> Lung cancer mortality rate in 2017: 17 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 451)
> Breast cancer mortality rate in 2017: 11 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 281)
> Prostate cancer mortality rate in 2017: 20 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 212)
> Share of population with history of smoking: 16.6% — 2nd lowest
> Share of adult population currently smoking: 8.9% — the lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% — 9th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 9.7% — 18th highest
> Poverty rate: 8.9% — 2nd lowest

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49. Colorado
> Cancer mortality rate in 2019: 126 per 100,000 (total: 7,986)
> Number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 558 per 100,00 people — 4th lowest (total: 24,226)
> Lung cancer mortality rate in 2017: 25 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 1,495)
> Breast cancer mortality rate in 2017: 11 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 638)
> Prostate cancer mortality rate in 2017: 22 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 509)
> Share of population with history of smoking: 25.5% — 18th highest
> Share of adult population currently smoking: 14.6% — 12th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 21.8% — the lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.0% — 25th lowest
> Poverty rate: 9.3% — 7th lowest

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48. Hawaii
> Cancer mortality rate in 2019: 127 per 100,000 (total: 2,500)
> Number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 674 per 100,00 people — 17th lowest (total: 7,561)
> Lung cancer mortality rate in 2017: 28 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 545)
> Breast cancer mortality rate in 2017: 08 per 100,000 people — the lowest (total: 157)
> Prostate cancer mortality rate in 2017: 14 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 128)
> Share of population with history of smoking: 25.4% — 21st highest
> Share of adult population currently smoking: 12.8% — 4th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 23.7% — 3rd lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 4.2% — 3rd lowest
> Poverty rate: 9.3% — 6th lowest

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47. Arizona
> Cancer mortality rate in 2019: 131 per 100,000 (total: 12,503)
> Number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 604 per 100,00 people — 7th lowest (total: 32,494)
> Lung cancer mortality rate in 2017: 30 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 2,768)
> Breast cancer mortality rate in 2017: 10 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 838)
> Prostate cancer mortality rate in 2017: 17 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 663)
> Share of population with history of smoking: 26.4% — 10th highest
> Share of adult population currently smoking: 15.6% — 16th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 27.5% — 14th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 11.3% — 9th highest
> Poverty rate: 13.5% — 13th highest

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46. California
> Cancer mortality rate in 2019: 132 per 100,000 (total: 59,512)
> Number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 560 per 100,00 people — 5th lowest (total: 170,784)
> Lung cancer mortality rate in 2017: 27 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 11,555)
> Breast cancer mortality rate in 2017: 11 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest (total: 4,625)
> Prostate cancer mortality rate in 2017: 19 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 3,468)
> Share of population with history of smoking: 23.0% — 9th lowest
> Share of adult population currently smoking: 11.3% — 2nd lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 23.6% — 2nd lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 7.7% — 22nd lowest
> Poverty rate: 11.8% — 25th highest

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