**Rates are per 100,000 population and age - adjusted to the 2000 US standard population

States with the Highest African-American Prostate Cancer Death Rates*

( 2005 – 2009 )

Rank

State

African-American Death Rate**

All Men Death Rate**

1

Alabama

68.7

27.1

2

Washington, D.C.

64.8

43.8

3

Oklahoma

64.1

22.6

4

Mississippi

59.1

27.6

5

Arkansas

56.2

22.6

6

California

54.9

22.5

7

Illinois

54.9

23.9

8

Tennessee

54.9

22.7

9

Georgia

53.6

24.0

10

Kentucky

53.4

21.8

11

Virginia

53.3

25.5

12

North Carolina

53.1

23.5

13

Pennsylvania

52.4

21.5

14

South Carolina

52.4

24.9

15

Delaware

50.6

22.9

16

Maryland

50.3

25.5

17

Kansas

49.8

19.9

18

Washington

49.6

24.4

19

Minnesota

48.7

24.3

20

Ohio

48.7

24.0

21

Florida

48.1

18.2

22

New Jersey

47.4

20.0

23

New York

46.0

21.2

24

Louisiana

44.7

24.6

25

Nevada

44.7

20.0

26

West Virginia

44.0

24.9

27

Missouri

43.7

22.0

28

Indiana

43.6

21.5

29

Texas

42.6

19.4

30

Arizona

41.2

18.2

31

Massachusetts

40.2

21.7

32

 Wisconsin

36.6 

23.6

33

Michigan 

35.2

20.4

34

 Connecticut

34.8

22.4

35

Colorado

31.7

22.9

36

Montana

*

27.1

37

Idaho

*

26.5

38

Oregon

*

24.9

39

Maine

*

24.7

40

North Dakota

*

24.5

41

Nebraska

*

23.7

42

Alaska

*

23.0

43

New Mexico

*

22.5

44

Rhode Island

*

22.5

45

New Hampshire

*

20.5

46

South Dakota

*

20.1

47

Iowa

*

19.6

48

Utah

*

19.5

49

Vermont

*

19.1

50

Wyoming

*

17.4


51

Hawaii


*

15.7
       

*Data has been supressed due to insufficient data 

 

 Source: National Cancer Institute
State Cancer Profiles: Prostate



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