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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.

 

SC 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 - South Carolina graph 22 193.7 View Actions
1991 - South Carolina graph 22 195.9 View Actions
1992 - South Carolina graph 22 199.8 View Actions
1993 - South Carolina graph 30 206.4 View Actions
1994 - South Carolina graph 27 208.3 View Actions
1995 - South Carolina graph 28 208.9 View Actions
1996 - South Carolina graph 26 207.6 View Actions
1997 - South Carolina graph 30 209.9 View Actions
1998 - South Carolina graph 29 209.9 View Actions
1999 - South Carolina graph 31 210.3 View Actions
2000 - South Carolina graph 31 208.0 View Actions
2001 - South Carolina graph 29 206.4 View Actions
2002 - South Carolina graph 31 207.2 View Actions
2003 - South Carolina graph 36 209.2 View Actions
2004 - South Carolina graph 39 211.1 View Actions
2005 - South Carolina graph 40 210.1 View Actions
2006 - South Carolina graph 39 208.6 View Actions
2007 - South Carolina graph 38 205.8 View Actions
2008 - South Carolina graph 38 204.7 View Actions
2009 - South Carolina graph 36 203.5 View Actions
2010 - South Carolina graph 36 203.5 View Actions
2011 - South Carolina graph 37 201.4 View Actions
2012 - South Carolina graph 38 202.3 View Actions
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