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Comparing Breast Cancer in Different U.S. States   

In the following maps, information from all the U.S. states are divided into groups, based on the rates at which women developed or died from breast cancer in 2004, which is the most recent year with numbers available. The rates are the numbers out of 100,000 women who developed or died from breast cancer each year.

Rates of Getting Breast Cancer by State

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

 

Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rates,* by State, 2004

Map of the United States showing female breast cancer incidence rates by state in 2004.

 

The states with the breast cancer incidence rates in the first interval (102.9 to 110.7 per 100,000) include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. The states with incidence rates in the second interval (110.8 to 118.5 per 100,000) include Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The states with incidence rates in the third interval (118.6 to 126.2 per 100,000) include Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The states with incidence rates in the fourth interval (126.3 to 134.0 per 100,000) include Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington; the District of Columbia is in the fourth interval. Maryland did not meet USCS publication criteria.

*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: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.

 

Deaths from Breast Cancer by State

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

 

Female Breast Cancer Death Rates,* by State, 2004

Map of the United States showing female breast cancer death rates by state in 2004.

 

The state with the breast cancer death rate in the first interval (15.6 to 18.6 per 100,000) is Hawaii. The states with death rates in the second interval (18.7 to 21.6 per 100,000) include Alaska, Maine, and Rhode Island. The states with death rates in the third interval (21.7 to 24.6 per 100,000) include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The states with the death rates in the fourth interval (24.7 to 27.6 per 100,000) include Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; the District of Columbia is in the fourth interval.

*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: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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