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Big Differences in Colorectal Cancer Deaths Among States

Colorectal screening rates are linked to changing colorectal cancer death rates, with death rates going down fastest in US states with the highest screening rates. Between 1990 and 2007, the highest colorectal cancer death rates have moved from the Northeastern states to the South, particularly along the Appalachian mountain corridor. Although death rates are declining in all states except Mississippi and Wyoming, drops range from 9 percent in Alabama to more than 33 percent in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Alaska.