3,560 residents die of cancer in New Mexico in 2016


There were 3,560 New Mexico residents who died of cancer in 2016, a 0.9 percent decrease from the previous year, according to data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics.

In 2015, 3,591 New Mexico residents died of cancer.

The National Center for Health Statistics is the nation’s primary health statistics agency. The CDC and other health-related organizations can use NCHS data for a variety of ends.

The following table shows total cancer deaths by state in 2016 and 2015.

Total cancer deaths by state
State
2016 deaths
2015 deaths
California
59,515
59,629
Florida
44,266
44,027
Texas
40,195
39,121
New York
35,368
35,089
Pennsylvania
28,492
28,697
Ohio
25,509
25,396
Illinois
24,389
24,713
Michigan
20,870
20,732
North Carolina
19,523
19,322
Georgia
17,184
16,945
New Jersey
16,377
16,270
Virginia
15,027
14,947
Tennessee
14,450
14,214
Indiana
13,424
13,511
Massachusetts
12,717
12,750
Missouri
12,696
12,965
Washington
12,594
12,687
Arizona
11,876
11,776
Wisconsin
11,498
11,423
Maryland
10,911
10,568
Alabama
10,419
10,354
Kentucky
10,363
10,312
South Carolina
10,356
9,950
Minnesota
9,857
9,925
Louisiana
9,149
9,397
Oklahoma
8,115
8,280
Oregon
8,078
8,093
Colorado
7,928
7,604
Connecticut
6,696
6,666
Arkansas
6,612
6,727
Mississippi
6,568
6,485
Iowa
6,432
6,513
Kansas
5,484
5,604
Nevada
5,214
5,015
West Virginia
4,659
4,839
New Mexico
3,560
3,591
Nebraska
3,477
3,514
Maine
3,275
3,398
Utah
3,125
3,091
Idaho
2,884
2,849
New Hampshire
2,875
2,773
Hawaii
2,401
2,462
Rhode Island
2,171
2,226
Delaware
2,124
2,010
Montana
2,031
2,130
South Dakota
1,694
1,640
Vermont
1,356
1,399
North Dakota
1,253
1,320
District of Columbia
1,044
1,072
Alaska
995
978
Wyoming
962
931

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