Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates by County 2000-2009

Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS); Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010 (CDC, Census, CDC/NCHS and Census, CDC/NCHS)

For colorectal cancer, death rates increase with age. Colon and rectum cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The number of deaths was 15.1 per 100,000 men and women per year based on 2009-2013 deaths. The percent of colon and rectum cancer deaths is highest among people aged 75-84.

According to the statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 11/20/2016, in the state of Tennessee, Wilson County has the highest number of people with reported cancer (47,189).