Special Report

States Where the Most People Die of Cancer

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5. Tennessee
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 164.4 (14,436 – 13th highest)
> Smoking rate: 22.6% (4th highest)
> Obesity rate: 33.2% (9th highest)
> Inactivity rate: 27.2% (10th highest)
> Median household income: $54,833 (9th lowest)

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4. Oklahoma
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 171.1 (8,368 – 25th lowest)
> Smoking rate: 20.1% (12th highest)
> Obesity rate: 33.7% (7th highest)
> Inactivity rate: 29.3% (4th highest)
> Median household income: $53,840 (8th lowest)

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3. Mississippi
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 176.0 (6,582 – 21st lowest)
> Smoking rate: 22.2% (6th highest)
> Obesity rate: 36.8% (the highest)
> Inactivity rate: 31.9% (the highest)
> Median household income: $46,511 (the lowest)

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2. West Virginia
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 177.0 (4,725 – 16th lowest)
> Smoking rate: 26.0% (the highest)
> Obesity rate: 36.7% (2nd highest)
> Inactivity rate: 28.9% (6th highest)
> Median household income: $48,037 (2nd lowest)

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1. Kentucky
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 177.3 (10,181 – 23rd highest)
> Smoking rate: 24.6% (2nd highest)
> Obesity rate: 33.8% (6th highest)
> Inactivity rate: 28.6% (7th highest)
> Median household income: $52,238 (7th lowest)

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