Cervical Cancer, Incidence Rates by State

Cervical Cancer: Compare by State

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In the following maps, states in the U.S. are divided into groups based on the rates at which women developed or died from cervical cancer in 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Incidence Rates by State

Incidence refers to the number of women who get a disease each year. In the United States, the number of women who get cervical cancer varies from state to state. The map below shows the incidence of cervical cancer by state in 2005.

Cervical Cancer Incidence Rates* by State, 2005

Map of the United States showing cervical cancer incidence rates by state in 2005.

Color on Map Interval States
Light blue 3.5 to 6.5 Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, and Vermont
Medium blue 6.6 to 7.8 Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming
Royal blue 7.9 to 8.6 Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Dakota
Dark blue 8.7 to 12.8 Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Light Grey Did not meet USCS data quality criteria Maryland and Wisconsin

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2005 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2009. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

Death Rates by State

Rates of dying from cervical cancer also vary from state to state.

Cervical Cancer Death Rates* by State, 2005

Map of the United States showing cervical cancer death rates by state in 2005.

Color on Map Interval States
Light blue 1.6 to 1.9 Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin
Medium blue 2.0 to 2.4 Arizona, California, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania
Royal blue 2.5 to 2.8 Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and South Carolina
Dark blue 2.9 to 3.7 Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Rates were suppressed* Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming

*Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Rates are suppressed if fewer than 16 cases were reported in a state.
Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2005 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2009. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/uscs.

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2009
Page last updated: March 18, 2009
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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