Notes: Death rates are per 100,000 standard 2000 population and are age-adjusted.
Cancer deaths are identified using underlying cause of death with codes 140–209 (1970–1978), 140–208 (1979–1998) and C00–C97 (1999–2013) in the International Classification of Diseases, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Revision.
Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and District of Columbia; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Data Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1970–2013.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Cancer, by U.S. Census Region and Year — United States, 1970–2013