Special Report

States Where New Cancer Cases Have Fallen the Most Since 2000

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3. Rhode Island
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -21.00%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 6,168 or 539.9 per 100,000 – the highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 6,242 or 426.5 per 100,000 – 15th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 10.6 ppt (from 17.1% in 2000 to 27.7% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $70,305 – 15th highest

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2. Alaska
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -22.28%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 2,057 or 515.5 per 100,000 – 10th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 2,990 or 400.7 per 100,000 – 8th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 8.5 ppt (from 21.0% in 2000 to 29.5% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $77,790 – 8th highest

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1. New Jersey
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -33.89%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 46,465 or 530.0 per 100,000 – 3rd highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 53,194 or 350.4 per 100,000 – the lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 7.2 ppt (from 18.5% in 2000 to 25.7% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $85,245 – 2nd highest

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