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Death Rate Report by State

Melanoma of the Skin, 2015-2019

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages

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Met Healthy People Objective of ***?
Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
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CI*Rank⋔
(95% Confidence Interval)
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Average Annual Count
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Recent Trend
Recent 5-Year Trend in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
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United States *** 2.2 (2.1, 2.2) N/A 8,284 falling falling trend -5.2 (-6.2, -4.2)
District of Columbia *** 0.9 (0.6, 1.4) 51 (49, 51) 6
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Hawaii 8 *** 1.3 (1.0, 1.5) 50 (48, 51) 24 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.8, 0.3)
Louisiana *** 1.6 (1.4, 1.7) 49 (45, 50) 83 falling falling trend -7.4 (-11.4, -3.2)
New York *** 1.6 (1.6, 1.7) 48 (46, 49) 398 falling falling trend -5.6 (-7.0, -4.2)
Alaska *** 1.7 (1.3, 2.3) 47 (13, 51) 11 stable stable trend -0.6 (-2.3, 1.1)
Texas *** 1.8 (1.8, 1.9) 46 (40, 47) 500 falling falling trend -4.3 (-5.6, -3.0)
Maryland *** 1.8 (1.7, 2.0) 45 (36, 48) 128 falling falling trend -4.6 (-6.5, -2.8)
New Jersey *** 1.9 (1.8, 2.0) 44 (35, 47) 212 falling falling trend -7.7 (-10.4, -4.9)
Illinois *** 1.9 (1.8, 2.0) 43 (35, 47) 290 falling falling trend -6.8 (-9.6, -4.0)
Arkansas *** 1.9 (1.7, 2.2) 42 (25, 48) 71 falling falling trend -8.6 (-12.9, -4.0)
California *** 1.9 (1.9, 2.0) 41 (35, 46) 844 falling falling trend -6.2 (-9.2, -3.2)
North Dakota *** 2.0 (1.6, 2.4) 40 (8, 50) 17 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.8, 1.0)
Connecticut *** 2.0 (1.8, 2.2) 39 (27, 47) 91 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.6, -0.6)
South Carolina *** 2.0 (1.9, 2.2) 38 (26, 47) 125 falling falling trend -5.7 (-10.5, -0.7)
Georgia *** 2.0 (1.9, 2.2) 37 (29, 45) 220 falling falling trend -8.1 (-13.9, -1.8)
Mississippi *** 2.1 (1.9, 2.3) 36 (18, 47) 71 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.7, 0.5)
Minnesota *** 2.1 (2.0, 2.3) 35 (20, 44) 143 stable stable trend 1.5 (-11.5, 16.4)
Michigan *** 2.2 (2.0, 2.3) 34 (22, 40) 268 falling falling trend -2.3 (-4.2, -0.4)
Virginia *** 2.2 (2.0, 2.3) 33 (20, 40) 211 falling falling trend -4.4 (-6.0, -2.8)
Vermont *** 2.2 (1.8, 2.7) 32 (2, 49) 20 falling falling trend -1.7 (-2.5, -0.8)
North Carolina *** 2.2 (2.1, 2.3) 31 (18, 38) 268 falling falling trend -3.9 (-5.5, -2.2)
Massachusetts *** 2.2 (2.1, 2.4) 30 (17, 39) 191 falling falling trend -5.6 (-9.0, -2.1)
Alabama *** 2.2 (2.1, 2.4) 29 (13, 40) 132 falling falling trend -5.1 (-9.1, -1.0)
Rhode Island *** 2.2 (1.9, 2.6) 28 (3, 47) 31 stable stable trend -0.5 (-1.4, 0.4)
New Mexico *** 2.3 (2.0, 2.5) 27 (7, 45) 58 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.4, 0.1)
Florida *** 2.3 (2.2, 2.3) 26 (20, 35) 671 falling falling trend -6.4 (-8.2, -4.4)
Arizona *** 2.3 (2.2, 2.5) 25 (11, 36) 201 falling falling trend -5.3 (-8.4, -2.0)
Pennsylvania *** 2.3 (2.2, 2.4) 24 (14, 33) 398 falling falling trend -3.6 (-5.2, -2.0)
South Dakota *** 2.4 (1.9, 2.8) 23 (1, 47) 24 stable stable trend -0.7 (-1.9, 0.4)
Nevada *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.6) 22 (4, 38) 79 falling falling trend -1.1 (-1.8, -0.4)
Wisconsin *** 2.4 (2.2, 2.6) 21 (7, 33) 174 falling falling trend -2.6 (-5.0, -0.1)
Oregon *** 2.4 (2.2, 2.6) 20 (5, 35) 123 falling falling trend -5.8 (-8.2, -3.3)
Indiana *** 2.4 (2.3, 2.6) 19 (7, 33) 188 falling falling trend -4.2 (-6.8, -1.6)
Maine *** 2.4 (2.1, 2.8) 18 (2, 42) 45 stable stable trend -4.8 (-9.6, 0.3)
Kansas *** 2.5 (2.2, 2.7) 17 (3, 35) 87 falling falling trend -6.8 (-12.6, -0.5)
Washington *** 2.5 (2.3, 2.6) 16 (4, 29) 210 falling falling trend -3.3 (-5.8, -0.8)
Montana *** 2.5 (2.1, 2.9) 15 (1, 43) 34 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.8, 0.6)
Nebraska *** 2.5 (2.2, 2.8) 14 (2, 37) 57 stable stable trend 0.2 (-0.5, 0.9)
Ohio *** 2.5 (2.4, 2.6) 13 (5, 25) 364 falling falling trend -4.3 (-7.9, -0.7)
Missouri *** 2.5 (2.4, 2.7) 12 (3, 26) 191 falling falling trend -3.1 (-5.0, -1.1)
Iowa *** 2.6 (2.3, 2.8) 11 (2, 32) 100 stable stable trend 0.4 (-0.1, 0.8)
Colorado *** 2.6 (2.4, 2.8) 10 (2, 25) 154 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.1, 0.2)
Oklahoma *** 2.6 (2.4, 2.8) 9 (1, 26) 116 falling falling trend -3.0 (-4.5, -1.4)
Kentucky *** 2.7 (2.5, 2.9) 8 (1, 22) 141 falling falling trend -6.1 (-10.2, -1.8)
New Hampshire *** 2.7 (2.3, 3.1) 7 (1, 34) 47 stable stable trend -0.4 (-1.2, 0.3)
Tennessee *** 2.7 (2.5, 2.9) 6 (1, 19) 215 stable stable trend -3.3 (-6.7, 0.1)
Delaware *** 2.7 (2.3, 3.2) 5 (1, 36) 34 falling falling trend -1.0 (-1.6, -0.4)
Utah *** 2.8 (2.5, 3.1) 4 (1, 21) 73 falling falling trend -4.5 (-8.5, -0.4)
Idaho *** 2.8 (2.5, 3.2) 3 (1, 25) 55 falling falling trend -5.4 (-9.2, -1.4)
West Virginia *** 2.9 (2.6, 3.2) 2 (1, 22) 70 stable stable trend 0.1 (-0.5, 0.7)
Wyoming *** 3.0 (2.5, 3.7) 1 (1, 33) 21 stable stable trend -0.2 (-1.2, 0.7)
Puerto Rico 8 *** 0.5 (0.4, 0.6) N/A 23 stable stable trend -0.7 (-20.0, 23.3)
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/29/2022 9:30 pm.

State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data.

Data for the following has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of estimates:
Puerto Rico

† Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI.
The 1969-2018 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates. Counts are suppressed if fewer than 16 records were reported in a specific area-sex-race category. If an average count of 3 is shown, the total number of cases for the time period is 16 or more which exceeds suppression threshold (but is rounded to 3).


Interpret Rankings provides insight into interpreting cancer incidence statistics. When the population size for a denominator is small, the rates may be unstable. A rate is unstable when a small change in the numerator (e.g., only one or two additional cases) has a dramatic effect on the calculated rate.

Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.
CI*Rank data for Puerto Rico is not available.

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