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Death by Lung Cancer

June 22, 1998

An estimated 160,300 people in the United States will die of lung cancer in 1998. That's more than from breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined. Here are the estimated number of deaths resulting from lung cancer by state.

Alabama: 2,800

Alaska: 200

Arizona: 2,600

Arkansas: 2,200

California: 13,700

Colorado: 1,500

Connecticut: 1,900

Delaware: 600

Dist. of Columbia: 400

Florida: 12,000

Georgia: 3,900

Hawaii: 500

Idaho: 500

Illinois: 7,300

Indiana: 3,900

Iowa: 1,900

Kansas: 1,500

Kentucky: 3,300

Louisiana: 2,900

Maine: 1,000

Maryland: 3,000

Massachusetts: 3,800

Michigan: 5,900

Minnesota: 2,200

Mississippi: 1,700

Missouri: 4,000

Montana: 500

Nebraska: 900

Nevada: 1,100

New Hampshire: 700

New Jersey: 4,600

New Mexico: 700

New York: 10,100

North Carolina: 5,000

North Dakota: 300

Ohio: 7,700

Oklahoma: 2,300

Oregon: 2,100

Pennsylvania: 8,500

Rhode Island: 700

South Carolina: 2,400

South Dakota: 400

Tennessee: 3,900

Texas: 10,800

Utah: 400

Vermont: 400

Virginia: 3,800

Washington: 3,200

West Virginia: 1,600

Wisconsin: 2,700

Wyoming: 300

U.S. Total: 160,300

Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 1998

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