Special Report

States Where the Most People Die of Cancer

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45. New Mexico
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 129.8 (3,649 – 15th lowest)
> Smoking rate: 17.5% (20th highest)
> Obesity rate: 26.6% (13th lowest)
> Inactivity rate: 19.7% (7th lowest)
> Median household income: $51,243 (5th lowest)

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44. California
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 130.3 (59,778 – the highest)
> Smoking rate: 11.3% (2nd lowest)
> Obesity rate: 23.6% (2nd lowest)
> Inactivity rate: 17.6% (4th lowest)
> Median household income: $78,672 (6th highest)

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43. New Jersey
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 133.4 (15,576 – 11th highest)
> Smoking rate: 13.7% (7th lowest)
> Obesity rate: 26.4% (11th lowest)
> Inactivity rate: 26.0% (13th highest)
> Median household income: $85,245 (2nd highest)

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42. Connecticut
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 133.8 (6,638 – 22nd lowest)
> Smoking rate: 12.7% (3rd lowest)
> Obesity rate: 25.8% (8th lowest)
> Inactivity rate: 20.4% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $79,855 (5th highest)

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41. Massachusetts
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 135.2 (12,376 – 18th highest)
> Smoking rate: 13.7% (6th lowest)
> Obesity rate: 24.7% (4th lowest)
> Inactivity rate: 21.3% (15th lowest)
> Median household income: $84,385 (3rd highest)

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