States With The Highest Cancer Rates

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25. South Dakota
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 450 (20 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 4,739
> Cancer deaths: 1,715 or 157 per 100,000 people — 20th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 645 or 125 per 100,000 women — 21st lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 649 or 117 per 100,000 men — 18th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 601 or 56 per 100,000 people — 22nd lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 19.3% — 14th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% — 20th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 10.2% — 13th highest

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24. Kansas
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 451 (21 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 15,331
> Cancer deaths: 5,493 or 157 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 2,289 or 133 per 100,000 women — 12th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 2,017 or 117 per 100,000 men — 17th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 1,855 or 53 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 17.4% — 22nd highest
> Adult obesity rate: 33.2% — 9th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 9.2% — 19th highest

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23. Missouri
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 453 (23 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 34,379
> Cancer deaths: 12,971 or 167 per 100,000 people — 12th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 5,124 or 132 per 100,000 women — 18th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 3,468 or 90 per 100,000 men — 5th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 5,625 or 71 per 100,000 people — 6th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 20.8% — 11th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.2% — 16th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 10.0% — 15th highest

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22. Vermont
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 454 (25 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 3,901
> Cancer deaths: 1,434 or 164 per 100,000 people — 13th highest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 539 or 125 per 100,000 women — 22nd lowest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 463 or 100 per 100,000 men — 19th lowest
> Lung cancer incidence: 506 or 57 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest
> Adult smoking rate: 15.8% — 19th lowest
> Adult obesity rate: 26.3% — 10th lowest
> Residents without health insurance: 4.5% — 4th lowest

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21. North Dakota
> Cancer diagnoses in 2017 per 100,000 people: 456 (26 more than U.S. avg. of 430 per 100,000 people)
> Total number of cancer diagnoses in 2017: 3,878
> Cancer deaths: 1,280 or 142 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest
> Female breast cancer incidence: 543 or 129 per 100,000 women — 24th highest
> Prostate cancer incidence: 491 or 110 per 100,000 men — 25th highest
> Lung cancer incidence: 522 or 60 per 100,000 people — 20th highest
> Adult smoking rate: 18.3% — 18th highest
> Adult obesity rate: 32.7% — 13th highest
> Residents without health insurance: 6.9% — 19th lowest