Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. This page describes trends and gender, age, race/ethnicity, leading causes, and state differences in lung cancer mortality.

Gender Differences

  • In 2019, 139,682 people died from lung cancer, or 23% of all cancer deaths. 74,909 of these deaths were among men and 64,773 among women.
  • The lung cancer death in 2019 was 42% higher among men (40.1 per 100,000 population) than women (28.2 per 100,000).

Gender Trends

  • Death rates increased for both men and women from 1930 until peaking in 1990 at 91.1 per 100,000 for men and in 2002 at 41.6 per 100,000 for women.
  • Since peaking, rates have decreased by 56% for men and 32% for women.
  • Over the last 10 years, rates have decreased by 31% for men and 24% for women.
  • Over the last 5 years, rates have decreased by 19% for men and 16% for women.

Lung Cancer Deaths and Rates by Race, Sex and Year

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, compiled from Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2018.

  • Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 1940 U.S. standard population for years 1979 to 1998 and the 2000 U.S. standard population for years 1999 to 2016.
  • International Classification Of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) Code 162 for years 1979 to 1998
  • International Classification Of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) Code C33-C34 for years 1999 to 2016

Gender and Race/Ethnicity

  • Death rates were greater among men than women for all racial and ethnic groups.
  • Death rates in 2013-2017 were highest among black men (75.7 per 100,000 population) followed by white men (61.4 per 100,000 population), a 23% difference.
  • Death rates were lower among male American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and lowest among male Hispanics.
  • Death rates in 2013-2017 were highest among white women (39.8 per 100,000 population), but only 9% lower among black women (36.5 per 100,000 population).
  • Death rates were lower among female American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and lowest among female Hispanics.

Lung Cancer Deaths and Rates by Race/Ethnicity, Sex and Year

Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, compiled from Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2019.

  • Rates are per 100,000 and age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population
  • International Classification Of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) Code C33-C34

Age

  • Three quarters of lung cancer deaths in 2019 occurred among those ages 65 years of age and older, and 95% among those ages 55 years of age and older.
  • The number of people dying from lung cancer increased with age until peaking at over 45,000 deaths in 2019 for those ages 65-74 years and then decreasing.
  • The death rate from lung cancer in 2019 increased for every age group, peaking at 286.2 per 100,000 population among those ages 85 years and older.

Leading Causes

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death overall and among both men and women. The second leading cause of cancer death is prostate for men and breast for women.

State

  • Lung cancer death rates in 2019 ranged from a low of 15.8 per 100,000 population in Utah to 52.8 per 100,000 population in Kentucky.
  • Among men, lung cancer death rates in 2019 ranged from a low of 18.8 per 100,000 population in Utah to 67.3 per 100,000 population in Mississippi.
  • Among women, lung cancer death rates in 2019 ranged from a low of 13.2 per 100,000 population in Utah to 43.2 per 100,000 population in Kentucky.

Mortality Rates by State and Sex, 2003-2019

  2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
State Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Alabama 64.9 96.9 42.3 62.7 91.6 42.4 63.8 92.8 42.9 60.2 88.5 39.9 61.6 90.3 40.9 58.8 85.9 38.8 61.6 87.3 42.9 60.0 85.3 41.1 57.0 79.9 39.9 54.1 75.5 38.4 54.7 74.5 39.7 52.6 71.3 38.6 49.1 67.7 34.6 49.0 64.6 37.1 46.7 63.6 33.8 45.8 60.1 34.6 41.9 57.4 29.8
Alaska 55.7 77.4 37.5 57.4 65.9 50.2 51.0 58.4 44.7 46.2 49.4 43.7 55.2 68.4 43.4 53.0 60.5 47.2 55.3 67.9 45.7 49.4 55.2 45.2 49.4 57.1 42.5 50.0 60.3 41.4 47.0 51.5 44.4 40.3 45.7 35.1 41.5 47.4 35.9 38.4 45.7 32.3 31.4 38.1 25.5 31.4 30.5 32.3 30.5 33.0 27.8
Arizona 48.3 61.6 37.9 46.2 57.8 37.1 43.3 53.6 34.8 43.0 53.1 34.7 39.4 48.5 31.8 38.6 47.6 31.3 39.9 48.3 33.3 39.0 47.2 32.3 36.8 44.5 30.5 37.1 44.4 31.1 35.4 41.5 30.4 33.2 38.7 28.6 34.5 39.5 30.4 30.4 35.5 26.1 30.6 35.6 26.3 27.9 32.7 23.8 25.4 28.7 22.6
Arkansas 67.4 96.2 46.1 68.9 95.8 49.3 70.4 98.1 49.6 65.4 92.6 45.0 63.7 84.5 47.6 67.8 95.5 46.3 64.7 91.1 44.2 63.0 87.4 44.7 61.3 83.3 44.4 60.8 84.4 41.9 60.5 78.6 46.6 56.2 73.2 42.6 57.1 73.9 43.7 53.1 68.0 40.9 51.0 65.3 39.8 47.4 57.9 39.0 45.7 57.3 36.5
California 43.8 54.2 36.3 42.3 52.2 34.9 41.5 50.9 34.6 40.3 49.8 33.2 39.4 48.3 32.8 38.1 46.4 31.9 37.8 46.4 31.4 36.6 43.9 31.1 34.8 41.9 29.5 33.2 39.3 28.5 32.1 38.1 27.5 30.6 36.0 26.5 29.9 35.5 25.5 27.7 32.4 24.1 26.6 31.6 22.8 25.0 29.6 21.3 23.7 28.0 20.2
Colorado 41.4 53.6 32.7 39.1 47.7 33.3 38.5 46.2 33.2 37.9 45.4 32.8 45.9 44.8 32.1 36.5 44.7 30.5 36.2 42.9 31.3 35.2 42.4 29.9 32.7 38.6 28.1 31.4 35.0 28.5 29.8 34.5 26.1 29.0 31.5 27.4 27.5 29.9 25.8 27.6 30.6 25.3 24.8 27.7 22.7 23.0 25.9 20.8 23.2 26.5 20.7
Connecticut 49.1 61.0 40.9 49.8 64.7 39.1 47.2 58.8 39.0 47.1 56.8 40.6 57.0 54.2 40.3 43.8 54.5 36.3 43.0 51.1 37.2 44.3 51.6 39.0 40.7 49.0 34.9 37.6 45.0 32.3 37.9 44.0 33.3 36.8 42.1 33.0 34.6 39.2 31.1 34.1 39.2 30.4 31.5 34.9 29.0 30.0 35.6 25.8 28.3 32.7 25.0
Delaware 62.4 81.3 48.5 65.9 85.5 51.3 62.4 79.7 49.6 59.7 70.1 52.0 63.8 66.0 50.4 58.0 69.2 49.5 51.9 63.8 42.8 58.3 73.5 46.8 52.1 64.6 42.3 52.4 61.6 46.5 47.7 61.6 37.3 45.9 52.3 40.9 46.1 57.1 37.6 43.7 52.7 36.8 41.3 51.7 33.3 39.1 43.1 36.0 35.8 42.9 30.1
District of Columbia 51.3 73.3 36.9 50.7 72.0 35.8 49.4 69.6 36.6 47.1 70.6 30.6 45.9 60.2 37.6 49.6 67.5 37.1 41.5 52.5 33.9 38.5 50.1 30.5 40.0 47.9 34.3 40.3 51.3 32.5 42.9 53.4 36.1 39.2 43.8 34.7 32.1 38.7 27.0 28.4 33.9 24.4 30.8 36.4 26.6 24.6 32.6 19.0 28.1 38.5 21.3
Florida 54.6 70.2 42.3 54.1 68.7 42.5 52.7 68.5 40.0 51.3 65.8 39.4 64.4 60.6 39.3 48.9 61.4 38.6 48.0 59.6 38.5 47.5 59.1 38.3 45.3 56.0 36.5 44.5 55.6 35.4 42.8 52.2 35.2 40.9 49.7 33.8 40.2 48.9 32.9 36.4 43.9 30.1 36.0 43.6 29.8 34.5 41.3 28.9 32.5 38.2 27.7
Georgia 59.1 83.7 42.3 58.4 85.6 39.1 56.3 80.4 39.3 55.8 79.6 38.9 47.0 76.2 39.6 50.9 69.9 37.5 51.7 70.1 38.7 49.4 66.9 36.8 48.5 65.0 36.5 48.7 66.0 36.0 46.3 62.1 34.7 45.2 60.3 33.9 42.0 56.5 31.1 40.5 53.4 30.6 38.9 50.7 29.9 37.7 48.0 29.7 36.0 45.9 28.4
Hawaii 37.1 50.1 27.2 37.5 51.0 27.1 40.0 52.5 29.7 38.7 51.9 27.9 36.1 49.8 25.4 35.8 49.6 25.1 34.4 46.1 25.3 34.1 45.0 25.5 32.8 41.2 26.1 29.5 39.0 22.6 32.3 38.3 27.1 31.9 41.1 24.8 31.9 40.1 25.3 29.2 39.7 20.7 28.5 38.0 20.6 26.0 30.5 22.1 26.8 32.5 22.5
Idaho 46.2 55.0 40.0 40.8 50.8 32.8 45.3 58.2 35.4 42.0 51.0 34.7 41.4 51.2 33.8 41.9 48.0 37.0 41.4 47.8 36.0 38.8 48.1 30.9 37.6 44.9 32.0 36.4 40.9 32.5 35.9 43.0 30.1 36.1 41.9 31.4 34.4 39.0 30.5 30.4 35.5 26.1 30.2 34.9 26.3 30.4 33.1 28.0 26.3 29.5 23.5
Illinois 55.7 73.9 42.7 54.6 72.8 41.7 52.6 68.8 41.2 52.5 69.1 41.1 53.8 68.2 43.7 52.1 66.9 41.7 50.3 62.8 41.4 49.9 62.1 41.2 48.6 60.9 39.6 47.9 59.3 39.7 46.0 55.9 38.5 45.8 56.2 38.3 43.3 53.4 35.7 41.8 49.7 35.8 39.0 46.8 33.1 36.6 44.3 30.7 35.8 42.3 30.8
Indiana 65.6 87.4 50.0 60.8 82.2 45.3 63.0 83.6 48.2 61.8 82.4 47.4 61.0 80.8 46.7 62.1 81.9 48.0 59.3 78.2 45.3 58.7 75.2 46.2 54.5 71.8 41.7 54.7 70.6 42.7 54.2 69.8 42.1 53.3 67.6 42.4 50.0 60.9 41.9 49.2 62.7 38.9 47.2 57.8 39.0 43.9 52.4 37.3 42.9 51.8 36.1
Iowa 52.4 71.0 38.6 53.7 72.8 39.8 54.0 73.5 40.1 49.4 67.1 36.3 52.4 67.6 41.1 50.5 66.1 39.1 48.7 60.1 40.3 47.8 62.5 36.4 46.8 61.8 35.3 46.2 57.8 37.5 46.9 60.0 36.9 42.7 53.6 34.2 44.9 56.3 36.3 41.4 50.2 34.5 39.6 48.7 32.4 37.9 44.7 33.1 36.0 43.5 30.0
Kansas 53.7 72.7 39.8 54.1 72.4 40.3 57.0 72.7 46.1 54.8 71.1 42.8 51.3 70.0 37.6 51.8 69.5 38.1 51.3 65.7 40.4 48.3 60.9 38.7 47.5 58.0 39.5 46.4 55.6 39.4 44.2 54.5 36.4 47.3 58.2 38.4 44.3 52.8 37.7 38.9 45.0 34.3 39.4 48.3 32.6 38.1 44.4 33.1 38.1 44.1 33.3
Kentucky 78.5 110.7 55.3 77.0 105.6 56.8 77.2 106.7 56.0 74.4 101.0 55.6 74.4 100.4 55.6 74.2 98.9 55.6 68.8 89.0 54.2 74.1 96.9 57.4 69.2 88.6 54.8 68.8 88.6 54.1 69.5 89.7 54.4 66.9 84.5 53.3 64.2 81.6 50.9 60.9 76.6 48.7 56.5 69.8 46.3 53.5 62.8 46.3 52.8 65.0 43.2
Louisiana 66.2 94.2 46.6 66.7 95.0 46.2 64.3 90.2 45.6 61.5 84.8 44.3 58.9 80.4 43.3 60.1 83.1 43.7 58.6 79.1 42.8 58.0 77.8 43.2 56.5 75.3 42.3 55.5 72.5 42.3 53.7 70.9 40.5 52.0 68.2 39.7 50.3 65.4 38.5 46.3 60.2 35.1 46.3 58.2 37.0 43.2 56.3 33.0 42.7 55.2 33.1
Maine 62.2 79.2 50.0 61.0 77.8 48.9 60.0 77.3 47.4 61.2 77.4 49.5 56.4 70.2 46.7 56.7 73.4 44.4 53.6 65.6 44.2 55.7 66.9 47.3 52.1 65.0 41.9 53.3 64.4 44.4 55.3 67.9 45.9 48.0 59.8 38.5 50.5 60.5 42.7 46.4 55.9 39.1 44.8 52.6 38.8 44.8 48.7 42.0 42.1 48.5 37.2
Maryland 57.1 74.4 44.7 52.9 67.6 42.3 54.9 71.0 43.4 52.7 66.6 42.7 50.1 62.9 41.1 50.1 64.1 40.2 48.6 59.1 40.9 46.1 56.4 38.3 43.8 52.4 37.4 43.5 53.7 36.1 41.1 49.8 34.8 41.3 48.4 36.2 37.6 45.0 32.2 37.6 45.3 31.8 35.9 42.1 31.5 33.4 39.2 28.9 31.7 35.5 28.9
Massachusetts 54.7 67.0 45.8 52.1 65.0 43.5 52.1 64.4 43.8 52.7 66.3 43.4 50.7 62.4 42.8 49.3 61.0 41.4 48.7 58.2 42.3 47.4 56.7 41.0 44.9 53.3 38.9 44.4 52.6 38.7 41.4 48.8 36.3 40.6 47.6 35.6 39.0 44.3 35.2 37.3 43.8 32.6 35.2 39.5 32.2 33.7 38.2 30.5 32.4 37.3 29.0
Michigan 56.3 73.0 44.1 56.6 74.2 44.0 55.7 72.6 43.2 55.2 70.6 44.0 55.4 70.1 45.0 54.4 68.5 44.2 54.0 68.1 43.6 52.3 64.9 43.0 51.0 62.2 42.5 49.6 60.6 41.1 47.8 58.2 40.2 48.4 58.1 40.9 45.8 53.7 39.8 43.5 52.0 37.0 42.4 49.9 36.5 40.9 48.6 35.2 39.0 45.5 33.9
Minnesota 46.0 59.1 36.8 46.8 59.0 37.9 44.5 57.0 35.6 45.0 56.3 37.1 45.6 57.7 36.7 45.3 53.7 39.1 42.8 50.2 37.5 41.7 50.7 35.3 39.7 48.7 32.9 38.9 45.7 34.0 39.0 46.9 33.2 39.2 45.5 34.4 36.8 41.5 33.2 35.0 39.5 31.5 34.1 38.4 30.6 30.5 35.0 27.0 30.2 35.2 26.2
Mississippi 66.8 101.7 42.1 68.1 99.6 45.3 64.2 94.3 42.8 67.6 100.0 44.2 64.3 97.8 40.4 65.3 96.9 42.8 62.4 92.0 40.9 62.0 89.6 41.3 59.4 83.9 41.2 58.0 81.1 40.8 58.6 81.3 41.6 56.7 78.1 40.7 54.5 76.6 38.3 53.5 73.5 38.3 49.3 66.4 36.8 49.6 66.1 37.0 49.4 67.3 36.0
Missouri 61.9 84.0 45.9 65.2 89.7 47.6 62.2 85.2 45.3 62.0 81.6 47.7 60.1 78.8 46.3 60.1 79.4 45.7 57.1 73.4 45.4 57.3 72.5 46.0 55.1 69.3 44.4 55.9 70.6 44.8 54.9 68.8 44.2 53.7 65.4 44.6 51.2 62.1 43.0 48.0 57.8 40.2 46.6 58.2 37.6 44.3 53.4 37.4 42.1 50.1 35.9
Montana 52.6 65.6 42.6 48.9 56.0 43.3 52.7 64.0 44.2 48.2 58.0 40.3 51.3 58.9 45.8 48.1 59.6 39.0 40.3 43.9 37.5 40.0 44.0 36.7 47.6 57.8 39.2 39.1 44.4 34.7 37.7 40.6 35.5 42.2 44.5 40.7 38.9 41.5 37.1 33.6 35.5 32.4 32.5 32.9 32.8 31.8 34.2 29.7 26.9 30.6 23.9
Nebraska 47.8 64.5 35.5 47.4 66.1 33.4 48.5 63.7 37.3 47.7 65.9 34.5 48.8 65.5 36.2 45.3 56.9 36.4 44.4 57.2 34.4 46.1 58.9 36.2 42.2 52.9 34.0 43.2 52.2 36.4 42.8 53.7 34.5 41.2 52.2 32.6 41.0 49.2 35.0 37.5 42.9 33.8 35.9 42.2 30.7 33.4 38.6 29.4 32.5 39.0 27.3
Nevada 63.6 75.0 54.0 57.2 61.2 53.3 57.6 66.4 50.4 56.0 64.8 48.4 53.7 59.7 48.4 53.5 60.0 48.1 51.9 59.2 46.2 47.4 53.6 42.0 48.6 56.4 42.3 46.1 50.5 42.7 45.4 51.6 39.8 45.4 51.2 40.6 41.4 45.6 37.9 38.0 38.9 37.2 38.1 41.8 34.7 32.8 35.5 30.5 33.4 37.0 30.4
New Hampshire 52.1 66.7 41.2 55.1 67.9 45.4 53.7 67.8 43.4 51.4 61.9 44.2 52.9 59.9 47.8 47.5 59.4 38.7 50.4 61.9 42.5 46.1 52.7 41.5 51.6 62.2 43.7 46.8 52.3 43.0 41.8 49.1 36.7 44.2 52.6 38.0 43.1 46.8 40.5 44.8 50.4 40.5 38.6 43.6 34.7 35.6 38.1 34.0 34.2 38.5 31.0
New Jersey 50.9 65.5 40.9 48.5 60.7 40.1 48.0 61.1 39.0 47.1 58.7 39.0 47.0 58.9 38.9 45.1 55.9 37.7 42.8 52.1 36.4 42.4 53.5 34.7 41.3 49.4 35.7 39.5 49.2 32.4 38.6 46.8 32.8 37.3 42.9 33.5 34.9 40.9 30.6 33.8 38.0 30.9 31.5 36.3 28.1 30.7 36.4 26.5 28.8 33.8 24.9
New Mexico 39.6 51.6 30.5 35.8 44.5 28.9 36.5 45.5 29.5 35.0 43.2 28.4 37.8 46.1 31.1 36.2 46.0 28.2 32.5 39.3 27.3 34.3 41.9 28.2 30.9 37.8 25.4 32.7 39.4 27.4 30.4 36.5 25.8 29.6 34.8 25.6 29.4 32.3 26.9 27.0 31.8 23.0 25.6 30.7 21.6 22.5 28.1 17.9 22.3 26.8 18.7
New York 46.9 60.6 37.4 45.9 58.4 37.2 45.3 57.6 36.7 44.1 56.3 35.6 44.2 54.9 36.8 43.1 53.7 35.7 42.2 52.6 34.9 42.3 51.4 35.9 41.1 50.1 34.7 41.1 51.1 34.0 39.7 47.8 33.8 36.7 44.6 31.1 36.1 43.4 30.9 33.8 40.5 28.9 31.3 37.1 27.2 30.7 36.5 26.5 28.6 33.6 25.0
North Carolina 58.1 81.9 41.2 59.1 83.9 41.2 59.6 82.6 43.1 59.6 82.7 43.1 56.4 79.7 41.9 56.3 77.0 41.4 53.8 73.7 39.5 54.0 73.5 39.7 52.4 70.7 38.9 49.8 66.7 37.2 49.1 65.7 36.8 48.3 62.9 37.1 45.6 58.9 35.5 45.2 57.7 35.9 41.9 54.2 32.7 39.7 49.8 31.9 37.9 47.1 31.0
North Dakota 43.7 54.0 36.4 48.6 66.5 35.7 43.1 55.0 34.1 48.2 64.2 36.1 40.9 52.4 32.3 45.2 56.6 37.5 39.4 51.4 30.4 37.5 49.9 27.7 41.2 55.3 31.0 42.3 54.5 33.5 41.3 56.3 30.2 38.9 44.8 34.4 34.4 42.9 27.5 34.6 39.2 30.7 34.7 45.4 26.2 32.7 38.8 28.4 32.9 39.6 27.6
Ohio 60.6 82.5 44.9 60.2 79.6 46.3 59.3 79.2 44.9 59.3 80.0 44.8 58.9 77.7 45.5 57.2 75.1 44.3 56.8 73.7 44.1 54.9 71.2 42.9 54.6 69.1 43.6 54.3 67.4 44.7 51.3 62.9 42.7 49.7 62.4 40.1 48.9 60.9 39.7 47.6 59.3 38.7 44.7 55.8 36.3 42.9 52.9 35.2 41.0 49.9 34.3
Oklahoma 62.4 85.3 45.5 63.0 84.7 46.6 62.6 85.6 45.4 63.5 82.2 49.3 63.9 85.4 48.2 60.0 80.5 44.6 60.0 77.1 46.9 58.1 76.1 44.4 59.6 75.9 47.3 55.4 70.5 44.1 56.8 70.7 45.9 53.1 65.2 43.6 54.0 68.0 42.9 49.4 60.6 40.3 46.8 59.4 37.2 46.8 57.1 38.7 46.6 57.3 38.2
Oregon 55.5 67.3 46.7 54.8 65.5 46.6 54.0 66.2 44.9 53.2 62.4 46.4 49.8 58.8 42.9 49.8 59.9 41.6 48.2 56.2 42.4 47.2 54.9 41.4 45.9 52.1 41.2 45.3 52.6 39.7 42.2 48.3 37.4 40.1 45.0 36.4 38.5 43.3 34.7 36.0 41.3 31.9 34.9 37.7 32.7 32.8 35.8 30.4 31.3 34.1 29.1
Pennsylvania 53.4 72.8 39.7 53.2 70.4 40.9 54.2 73.3 40.8 52.7 70.0 40.5 52.0 68.4 40.3 51.6 67.3 40.6 49.4 63.4 39.3 49.1 63.6 38.5 47.6 59.8 38.8 46.9 60.1 37.3 45.1 57.3 36.2 43.8 54.9 35.5 43.0 53.4 35.3 41.1 50.4 34.1 38.8 46.4 33.2 37.4 46.0 31.1 35.8 43.2 30.1
Rhode Island 54.0 73.0 40.7 55.2 74.2 42.0 50.4 62.0 43.0 49.8 64.2 40.2 54.6 71.4 43.8 56.7 69.5 48.1 49.1 61.9 40.7 49.0 59.9 41.8 47.7 58.9 40.0 48.3 63.0 37.8 50.7 58.1 46.0 47.8 54.5 42.9 46.7 58.3 38.7 41.4 48.0 36.9 39.3 46.8 34.6 35.9 41.2 31.9 36.5 39.7 34.2
South Carolina 62.0 89.4 41.7 57.8 84.5 38.6 60.5 85.9 41.9 58.5 81.9 41.4 56.4 78.6 39.9 55.8 78.7 38.8 54.8 75.1 39.6 52.8 70.6 39.8 52.0 71.5 37.4 51.7 68.1 39.3 49.4 64.3 37.8 46.5 61.2 35.1 44.9 59.6 33.5 42.5 55.9 32.2 41.2 53.2 31.9 38.9 49.5 30.8 37.9 48.6 29.5
South Dakota 47.7 66.5 33.9 49.5 68.4 34.8 53.2 67.9 42.1 48.2 62.2 38.1 46.4 63.4 33.8 47.3 65.6 33.1 41.1 53.2 31.5 45.3 61.8 33.3 47.2 53.3 43.0 43.7 56.2 34.3 40.9 52.0 32.3 42.5 54.6 34.0 40.0 47.7 34.7 38.5 47.9 31.4 38.4 43.6 34.8 35.3 41.7 30.8 37.2 39.9 35.1
Tennessee 67.5 96.6 47.1 68.1 97.6 47.0 69.8 97.7 49.5 67.7 95.1 47.9 65.7 91.1 47.3 63.3 87.9 45.5 63.4 85.7 47.0 62.7 86.8 45.3 59.4 80.4 43.4 58.4 76.9 44.4 56.3 73.9 42.7 56.5 74.2 43.1 54.1 69.4 42.7 53.1 70.0 40.1 47.5 61.3 36.8 45.4 55.5 37.6 45.7 57.7 36.3
Texas 53.4 73.2 38.9 51.9 69.8 38.7 50.3 68.5 36.9 49.2 65.5 37.0 47.4 63.0 35.9 46.0 60.0 35.4 44.6 58.2 34.2 43.5 56.3 33.8 42.5 55.1 32.7 40.8 52.1 32.3 38.6 49.4 30.4 37.7 48.0 29.8 34.8 43.5 27.9 34.0 43.5 26.6 32.7 40.3 26.8 30.5 38.0 24.5 29.6 37.0 23.7
Utah 24.3 33.2 17.2 26.1 35.4 18.5 23.8 33.4 15.8 23.3 29.6 18.1 21.9 26.2 18.4 17.9 23.0 13.8 20.9 28.6 14.6 21.7 27.2 17.2 20.1 25.1 15.9 20.3 26.5 15.3 18.6 22.0 15.7 19.1 22.5 16.3 19.0 23.3 15.5 18.2 22.4 14.6 17.2 20.6 14.3 16.4 19.7 13.6 15.8 18.8 13.2
Vermont 48.3 58.2 40.7 47.4 63.9 35.0 49.0 58.3 42.7 49.8 57.0 44.6 56.2 67.4 48.3 52.4 62.5 44.6 50.4 60.9 42.3 53.9 64.3 45.6 49.3 52.9 46.5 42.4 46.9 39.9 42.3 53.3 33.6 48.4 55.4 42.1 40.9 47.5 35.7 41.5 44.9 39.0 39.9 45.1 36.3 36.3 44.3 30.0 32.5 36.6 29.0
Virginia 57.3 76.8 43.0 55.8 74.6 42.2 56.5 76.1 42.1 54.3 71.8 41.5 52.9 69.7 41.2 50.7 67.8 38.4 49.7 62.9 39.8 48.7 62.9 38.2 47.4 60.3 37.6 46.0 58.2 36.7 43.3 53.4 35.5 42.3 52.1 34.7 41.3 52.1 33.0 38.5 48.6 30.5 36.8 46.0 29.7 35.4 43.5 29.3 33.9 42.2 27.4
Washington 55.2 66.1 47.5 51.8 63.0 43.5 51.2 61.4 43.8 49.3 59.1 41.9 49.5 56.3 44.4 47.9 56.6 41.6 47.3 55.0 41.7 47.0 56.3 39.6 43.8 52.6 36.9 42.3 48.2 38.1 39.6 47.0 33.7 38.6 45.2 33.7 38.4 43.5 34.3 34.8 39.7 30.8 33.9 38.1 30.6 31.1 34.7 28.2 30.9 34.2 28.3
West Virginia 66.6 90.4 49.1 65.8 90.8 48.3 66.7 89.8 50.0 70.7 93.3 53.6 66.3 87.2 50.7 64.0 81.6 50.8 65.5 82.8 52.5 65.1 84.2 50.2 62.0 80.9 47.6 59.8 76.3 47.2 56.9 71.7 45.5 58.4 73.5 46.3 57.2 76.0 42.4 53.0 64.5 44.5 49.6 61.2 40.2 50.8 61.2 42.7 48.7 59.4 39.8
Wisconsin 47.5 63.7 36.2 50.0 66.2 38.2 48.5 61.0 39.7 47.8 58.8 39.8 48.3 61.0 38.8 47.0 57.9 39.1 45.4 58.3 35.8 46.3 56.8 38.5 47.4 56.1 40.8 43.5 53.2 36.5 42.4 50.9 36.1 42.1 50.5 35.9 39.8 48.3 33.1 37.9 45.1 32.3 37.5 43.9 32.6 34.8 39.6 30.9 34.5 39.4 30.8
Wyoming 49.0 65.1 36.7 39.8 50.1 31.7 48.0 53.9 42.5 44.7 54.3 38.5 46.0 52.0 41.7 41.3 48.0 35.6 42.1 51.9 33.7 40.0 46.1 34.6 38.4 49.1 29.4 37.3 39.0 35.5 35.7 45.0 29.3 32.4 30.6 34.2 31.9 34.7 30.2 30.2 35.8 25.7 30.4 35.2 26.2 29.7 28.6 30.7 29.5 33.9 26.1
U.S. Total 54.1 71.6 41.2 53.2 70.0 40.9 52.6 69.0 40.5 51.5 67.1 40.0 50.6 65.1 40.0 49.5 63.6 39.0 48.4 61.4 38.6 47.6 60.3 38.1 46.0 57.8 37.1 44.9 56.1 36.4 43.4 53.7 35.5 42.1 51.7 34.7 40.5 49.5 33.5 38.4 46.7 31.9 36.6 44.4 30.6 34.8 41.8 29.3 33.4 40.1 28.2

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, compiled from Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2019.

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