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States Where New Cancer Cases Have Fallen the Most Since 2000

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38. Georgia
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -2.96%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 33,007 or 473.4 per 100,000 – 19th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 53,748 or 459.4 per 100,000 – 13th highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 11.0 ppt (from 21.5% in 2000 to 32.5% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $61,224 – 22nd lowest

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37. Kentucky
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -3.79%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 21,361 or 523.2 per 100,000 – 5th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 27,778 or 503.4 per 100,000 – the highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 13.6 ppt (from 23.0% in 2000 to 36.6% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $52,238 – 7th lowest

36. Minnesota
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -4.16%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 22,767 or 478.2 per 100,000 – 23rd lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 30,944 or 458.3 per 100,000 – 14th highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 12.7 ppt (from 17.4% in 2000 to 30.1% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $73,382 – 13th highest

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35. Washington
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -4.46%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 28,099 or 506.9 per 100,000 – 13th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 38,055 or 484.3 per 100,000 – 4th highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 9.9 ppt (from 18.8% in 2000 to 28.7% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $77,006 – 9th highest

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34. North Carolina
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -5.24%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 36,479 or 459.6 per 100,000 – 11th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 58,056 or 435.5 per 100,000 – 20th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 11.2 ppt (from 21.8% in 2000 to 33.0% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $56,642 – 12th lowest

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