States Where New Cancer Cases Have Fallen the Most Since 2000

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18. Delaware
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -12.22%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 4,158 or 517.1 per 100,000 – 9th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 5,890 or 453.9 per 100,000 – 19th highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 16.9 ppt (from 16.6% in 2000 to 33.5% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $69,110 – 16th highest

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17. Maine
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -12.43%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 7,600 or 531.9 per 100,000 – 2nd highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 9,134 or 465.8 per 100,000 – 10th highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 10.4 ppt (from 20.0% in 2000 to 30.4% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $59,489 – 19th lowest

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16. Oklahoma
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -12.47%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 16,363 or 459.8 per 100,000 – 12th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 20,480 or 402.5 per 100,000 – 9th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 15.1 ppt (from 19.7% in 2000 to 34.8% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $53,840 – 8th lowest

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15. Texas
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -13.73%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 83,227 or 472.9 per 100,000 – 18th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 120,013 or 408.0 per 100,000 – 10th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 11.7 ppt (from 23.1% in 2000 to 34.8% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $63,826 – 21st highest

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14. Arizona
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -14.07%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 22,091 or 428.3 per 100,000 – 5th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 32,863 or 368.1 per 100,000 – 2nd lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 10.3 ppt (from 19.2% in 2000 to 29.5% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $61,529 – 23rd lowest

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