States Where New Cancer Cases Have Fallen the Most Since 2000

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13. Colorado
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -14.74%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 16,785 or 454.2 per 100,000 – 8th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 24,550 or 387.3 per 100,000 – 3rd lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 8.8 ppt (from 14.2% in 2000 to 23.0% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $75,231 – 11th highest

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12. Connecticut
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -14.92%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 19,202 or 525.0 per 100,000 – 4th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 20,734 or 446.7 per 100,000 – 23rd highest
> Adult obesity rate change: 10.0 ppt (from 17.4% in 2000 to 27.4% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $79,855 – 5th highest

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11. Wyoming
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -15.36%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 2,234 or 465.7 per 100,000 – 14th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 2,812 or 394.2 per 100,000 – 5th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 11.0 ppt (from 18.0% in 2000 to 29.0% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $65,304 – 20th highest

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10. California
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -15.64%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 137,497 or 460.4 per 100,000 – 13th lowest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 171,748 or 388.4 per 100,000 – 4th lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 5.9 ppt (from 19.9% in 2000 to 25.8% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $78,672 – 6th highest

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9. Michigan
> Pct. change in cancer incidence rate, 2000-2018: -16.05%
> Cancer cases, 2000: 51,216 or 522.2 per 100,000 – 7th highest
> Cancer cases, 2018: 56,095 or 438.4 per 100,000 – 22nd lowest
> Adult obesity rate change: 10.6 ppt (from 22.4% in 2000 to 33.0% in 2018)
> Median household income, 2020: $59,234 – 18th lowest

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