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Cancer Deaths
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Cancer Deaths measures the three-year average, age-adjusted number of deaths attributed to cancer per 100,000 population. Ranks are based on the most recently available 3 years of data from the National Center for Health Statistics and CDC. The rates are age-adjusted using NCHS’s bridged-race estimates of the July 1 resident population from the 2008 county-level postcensal series. The following ICD-10 codes were used: C00-C97 (Malignant neoplasms), D00-D09 (In situ neoplasms), D37-D48 (Neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior).

 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the cancer death measure is an indication of the toll it places on the population[1]. Cancer kills over half a million people a year and costs over $48 billion in direct medical costs[2]. Significant opportunities exist to reduce the risk of developing some cancers and to prevent others. The CDC estimates that one third of all cancer deaths are attributable to tobacco use and another third are attributable to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and obesity[3]. Other types of cancer such as colon and cervical may be preventable through vaccinations, screening or early detection. More information on the cancer burden in the U.S. is available at http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/AAG/dcpc.htm.



[1] Miniño AM, Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD. Deaths: Final data for 2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 59 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 201

[2] Tangka, F K. "Cancer treatment cost in the United States." Cancer 116.14 (2010):3477.

[3] American Cancer Society. Cancer prevention & early detection facts & figures 2012. American Cancer Society. 2012.

 

IA Cancer Deaths (1990-2013) see more
  • Number of deaths due to all causes of cancer per 100,000 population.

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STATE RANKINGS

State Changes
Over Time
Rank Value Take Action
1990 - Iowa graph 15 182.6 View Actions
1991 - Iowa graph 12 183.4 View Actions
1992 - Iowa graph 13 186.4 View Actions
1993 - Iowa graph 9 187.7 View Actions
1994 - Iowa graph 11 188.3 View Actions
1995 - Iowa graph 12 190.0 View Actions
1996 - Iowa graph 14 192.9 View Actions
1997 - Iowa graph 14 194.7 View Actions
1998 - Iowa graph 12 191.6 View Actions
1999 - Iowa graph 12 191.2 View Actions
2000 - Iowa graph 10 187.8 View Actions
2001 - Iowa graph 13 189.5 View Actions
2002 - Iowa graph 12 188.9 View Actions
2003 - Iowa graph 13 190.6 View Actions
2004 - Iowa graph 12 190.9 View Actions
2005 - Iowa graph 17 192.3 View Actions
2006 - Iowa graph 17 192.3 View Actions
2007 - Iowa graph 20 191.7 View Actions
2008 - Iowa graph 21 191.1 View Actions
2009 - Iowa graph 20 190.7 View Actions
2010 - Iowa graph 21 191.5 View Actions
2011 - Iowa graph 22 191.0 View Actions
2012 - Iowa graph 20 188.9 View Actions
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