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Colorectal Cancer Rates By State

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By The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

In the following maps, the U.S. states are divided into groups based on the rates at which people developed or died from colorectal cancer in 2007, the most recent year for which statistics are available. The rates are the numbers out of 100,000 people who developed or died from colorectal cancer each year.

Rates of Getting Colorectal Cancer by State

The number of people who get colorectal cancer is called the colorectal cancer incidence. In the United States, the risk of getting colorectal cancer varies from state to state.

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Rates,* by State, 2007

2007 colorectal map incidence Colorectal Cancer Rates By State

(credit: http://www.cdc.gov)

Color on Map Interval States
Light green 34.3 to 42.0 Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah,
Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Medium green 42.1 to 45.8 Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia
Medium blue 45.9 to 48.9 Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee
Dark blue 49.0 to 56.9 District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, North
Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia
Light Grey Did not meet USCS data quality criteria Nevada

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2007 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2010. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

Deaths from Colorectal Cancer by State

Rates of dying from colorectal cancer also vary from state to state.

Colorectal Cancer Death Rates,* by State, 2007

2007 colorectal map death Colorectal Cancer Rates By State

(credit: http://www.cdc.gov)

Color on Map Interval States
Light green 12.3 to 15.8 Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah, Washington,
and Wisconsin
Medium green 15.9 to 17.3 Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia
Medium blue 17.4 to 18.6 Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and
Vermont
Dark blue 18.7 to 21.1 Alaska, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.

Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2007 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2010. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

 

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