Cancer rates across the US (age-adjusted) 1999-2016


While California has the highest number of cancer cases, Kentucky tops the list of cancer affliction rate with 537 cases per 100,000 people, followed by Delaware at 532 cases and New Jersey at 528 cases per 100,000. These rates are adjusted for age using a formula as follows:

Age-Specific-Rate = Number-of-incidents-in-age-group / Population-of-age-group

Standard-population-weight = Population-of-age-group / Total-population-of-all-age-groups

Age-Adjusted-Rate = (Sum-of(Age-Specific-Rate * Standard-population-weight))*100,000