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Cancer Deaths: South Carolina

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  • Number of deaths due to all causes of cancer per 100,000 population.

Cancer Deaths

United States Cancer Deaths (1990-2014) see more
  • Number of deaths due to all causes of cancer per 100,000 population.
Ranking Value State
1 145.7 Utah
2 155.3 Hawaii
3 163 Colorado
4 167.1 New Mexico
5 170.2 Arizona
6 171 California
7 173.7 North Dakota
8 174.6 Idaho
9 177 Connecticut
10 179.7 New York
11 179.8 Montana
12 180.2 Wyoming
13 180.9 Minnesota
14 182.5 Texas
15 182.7 Florida
16 184.7 Nebraska
16 184.7 Washington
18 185.5 New Jersey
19 186.8 Massachusetts
20 187.7 Maryland
21 187.9 South Dakota
22 188 Nevada
23 189.5 Virginia
24 189.9 Rhode Island
25 190.9 Kansas
26 191.6 New Hampshire
27 191.8 Alaska
27 191.8 Iowa
29 192.3 Georgia
30 192.4 Oregon
31 193.2 Wisconsin
32 195.6 Vermont
33 196.2 North Carolina
34 197.9 Illinois
35 199.7 Michigan
36 200.3 Pennsylvania
37 201.9 Delaware
38 203.5 South Carolina
39 204.8 Missouri
40 205.4 Maine
41 207.7 Ohio
42 208.2 Indiana
43 211.5 Alabama
44 213.5 Tennessee
45 214.1 Oklahoma
46 214.9 Arkansas
47 217.4 Louisiana
48 220.5 West Virginia
49 223.7 Mississippi
50 228.3 Kentucky

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Overview

Cancer Deaths is the 3-year average, age-adjusted number of deaths attributed to cancer per 100,000 population. The 2014 ranks are based on 2010 to 2012 multiple cause of death data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The rates are age-adjusted using NCHS’s bridged-race population estimates. The following ICD-10 codes were used: C00-C97 (Malignant neoplasms); D00-D09 (In situ neoplasms); and D37-D48 (Neoplasms of uncertain or unknown behavior).

Cancer mortality varies from a low of 145.7 cancer deaths per 100,000 population in Utah to 228.3 deaths per 100,000 population in Kentucky. The national average is 189.9 deaths per 100,000 population, a decrease of 10 deaths per 100,000 population from the 2004 Edition. Cancer deaths peaked in 1996 when the national rate was 205.5 deaths per 100,000 population.

 

 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and the cancer deaths measure is an indication of the toll it places on the population.[1] Cancer kills more than 575 million[1] 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 treat others. The CDC provides information on the cancer burden in the United States and estimates 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, and/or early detection.

Healthy People 2020’s target is to reduce cancer mortality to 160.6 deaths per 100,000 population.



[1] Hoyert DL, Xu J. Deaths: Preliminary data for 2011. National Vital Statistics Reports. 2012;61(6).

[2] Tangka, FK. 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.