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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.

 

VT 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 - Vermont graph 32 203.4 View Actions
1991 - Vermont graph 28 202.7 View Actions
1992 - Vermont graph 25 201.9 View Actions
1993 - Vermont graph 26 205.3 View Actions
1994 - Vermont graph 28 208.4 View Actions
1995 - Vermont graph 31 210.5 View Actions
1996 - Vermont graph 25 206.4 View Actions
1997 - Vermont graph 23 206.1 View Actions
1998 - Vermont graph 21 202.6 View Actions
1999 - Vermont graph 22 203.3 View Actions
2000 - Vermont graph 24 203.9 View Actions
2001 - Vermont graph 25 203.1 View Actions
2002 - Vermont graph 24 203.3 View Actions
2003 - Vermont graph 24 200.6 View Actions
2004 - Vermont graph 24 200.8 View Actions
2005 - Vermont graph 21 196.8 View Actions
2006 - Vermont graph 18 192.8 View Actions
2007 - Vermont graph 15 187.8 View Actions
2008 - Vermont graph 13 185.0 View Actions
2009 - Vermont graph 12 183.8 View Actions
2010 - Vermont graph 19 189.7 View Actions
2011 - Vermont graph 21 190.6 View Actions
2012 - Vermont graph 26 191.6 View Actions
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