Monday, February 20, 2012

Deaths due to Malignant Neoplasms, 1999-2007

The map below shows the age-adjusted mortality rate due to malignant neoplasms (or cancer) from 1999-2007. The overall rate for Oklahoma was 199.6 deaths per 100,000 population, with a rate of 203.3 deaths per 100,000 population for rural counties (see map of rural Oklahoma). Harmon County had the highest rate at 254.7 deaths per 100,000 population and Roger Mills County had the lowest rate at 131.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Regionally, southeast Oklahoma had the highest rate at 209.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest regional rate was in northwest Oklahoma, including the Panhandle, at 185.6 deaths per 100,000 population. Northeast Oklahoma had a rate of 203.9 deaths per 100,000 population and the southwest region had a rate of 196.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

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