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Malignant mesothelioma (all sites): Top 50 counties with highest age-adjusted death rates (per million population), U.S. residents age 15 and over, 2000–2009

CountyStateDeath RateNumber of DeathsPercent Female
Age-AdjustedCrude
Isle of Wight County Virginia 55.9 56.3         15     †
York County Virginia 55.2 49.4         24     †
Carlton County Minnesota 55.1 62.0         17     †
Sagadahoc County Maine 51.8 57.9         17     †
Kitsap County Washington 49.2 48.3         91 11.0
Newport News City Virginia 43.6 37.4         52     †
Gloucester County Virginia 39.3 39.8         12     †
Jackson County Mississippi 34.4 29.5         31     †
Lincoln County Maine 33.3 47.8         14     †
Hampton City Virginia 33.1 28.7         34     †
Somerset County New Jersey 32.6 29.9         74 37.8
Jefferson Parish Louisiana 31.6 32.8       118 35.6
Waldo County Maine 30.2 31.9         10     †
New London County Connecticut 28.4 29.0         62     †
Gloucester County New Jersey 27.3 25.2         56     †
Hancock County West Virginia 26.9 38.8         10     †
Washington County Maine 26.9 36.7         10     †
Jefferson County Ohio 26.7 37.5         22     †
Niagara County New York 26.6 31.2         55     †
Suffolk City Virginia 25.6 21.6         13     †
St. Louis County Minnesota 25.1 30.3         50     †
Orange County Texas 24.3 25.6         17     †
Portsmouth City Virginia 24.2 26.6         21     †
Washington County Ohio 23.9 29.5         15     †
Kay County Oklahoma 23.8 30.2         11     †
Kenosha County Wisconsin 23.5 20.8         26     †
Camden County New Jersey 22.8 23.1         94 21.3
Ascension Parish Louisiana 22.8 16.3         11     †
Lake County Illinois 22.7 17.8         94 19.1
Augusta County Virginia 22.6 22.9         13     †
Cattaraugus County New York 22.2 25.7         17     †
McLean County Illinois 21.9 17.1         22     †
Hunterdon County New Jersey 21.6 19.4         20     †
Lake County Indiana 21.4 22.8         87 14.9
Wood County Wisconsin 21.4 28.1         17     †
Delaware County Pennsylvania 21.1 25.3       112 16.1
Kershaw County South Carolina 20.9 22.5         10     †
La Salle County Illinois 20.9 26.8         24     †
Jefferson County Texas 20.7 22.4         44     †
Windham County Connecticut 20.7 20.3         19     †
Wood County West Virginia 20.6 25.4         18     †
St. Clair County Alabama 20.6 22.5         13     †
Anchorage Borough Alaska 20.5   9.3         20     †
Lebanon County Pennsylvania 20.3 25.6         26     †
Lafourche Parish Louisiana 20.2 19.3         14     †
Dodge County Wisconsin 19.9 21.0         15     †
Pierce County Washington 19.9 17.1       101 16.8
Dakota County Minnesota 19.5 13.6         40 30.0
Plymouth County Massachusetts 19.5 19.1         74     †
Klamath County Oregon 19.4 22.8         12     †
Overall United States 11.1 11.2 26,257 19.6

Note:

Data are not shown ("†") for counties with less than 10 female deaths with the disease of interest reported during the time interval. Counties with less than 10 reportable deaths, and split/merged counties incorporated for less than the entire time interval are not presented (see Appendix: Split, Merged, or Renamed Counties and County Equivalents).

See Appendix for information about data sources, methods, ICD codes, and limitations.

Source:

Mortality multiple cause-of-death data from National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Population estimates from U.S. Census Bureau.

Reference Number: 2014T07-10

Date Posted: September 2014

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