States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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5. Louisiana
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 479 (49 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 26,125
> Cancer deaths: 9,512 or 175 per 100,000 people — 5th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 3,633 or 129 per 100,000 women — 25th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,675 or 135 per 100,000 men — 2nd highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 3,564 or 63 per 100,000 people — 10th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 23.1% — 3rd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 35.4% — 4th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 8.9% — 21st highest

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4. New York
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 481 (51 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 115,007
> Cancer deaths: 34,956 or 142 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 16,668 or 135 per 100,000 women — 11th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 14,996 or 128 per 100,000 men — 8th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 14,364 or 58 per 100,000 people — 25th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 14.1% — 9th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% — 5th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 5.2% — 7th lowest

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2. New Jersey
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 482 (53 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 52,841
> Cancer deaths: 16,264 or 146 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 7,893 or 138 per 100,000 women — 2nd highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 7,477 or 140 per 100,000 men — the highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 5,743 or 51 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 13.7% — 7th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 26.4% — 11th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 7.9% — 24th lowest

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2. West Virginia
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 482 (53 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 12,143
> Cancer deaths: 4,654 or 179 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 1,474 or 115 per 100,000 women — 9th lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 1,255 or 95 per 100,000 men — 11th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 2,176 or 81 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest
> Adult smoking rate: 26.0% — the highest
> Adult obesity rate: 36.7% — 2nd highest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.7% — 18th lowest

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1. Kentucky
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 510 (80 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 27,714
> Cancer deaths: 10,145 or 186 per 100,000 people — the highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 3,551 or 126 per 100,000 women — 23rd lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,961 or 109 per 100,000 men — 24th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 4,933 or 87 per 100,000 people — the highest
> Adult smoking rate: 24.6% — 2nd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.8% — 6th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.4% — 14th lowest