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Deaths due to Asbestos related diseases by state

Asbestos: Think Again: Deaths due to Asbestos related diseases by state

March 4, 2004

When the government began tracking mesothelioma as a cause of death, mortality nationwide more than doubled, from 935 in 1998, to 2,343 in 1999. 

*The low number in the range represents 20 years of mortality data when mesothelioma incidence was reported based on total deaths from cancers that were thought to be mesothelioma. The high number in the range is the number of mesothelioma cases from 1979 through 2001, assuming that the incidence was twice that reflected by government statistics.


 

Rank State Asbestosis Mesothelioma* Total Deaths
  U.S. Total 19,758 23,965 to 40,411 43,073 to 59,519
1 California 2,088 2,276 to 3,795 4,273 to 5,792
2 Florida 1,095 1,976 to 3,432 3,025 to 4,481
3 New York 750 1,912 to 3,374 2,626 to 4,088
4 Pennsylvania 1,728 1,348 to 2,215 3,046 to 3,913
5 Texas 1,343 1,349 to 2,325 2,651 to 3,627
6 New Jersey 1,783 1,045 to 1,775 2,775 to 3,505
7 Illinois 422 1,291 to 2,201 1,697 to 2,607
8 Washington 970 806 to 1,387 1,730 to 2,311
9 Ohio 578 1,046 to 1,745 1,609 to 2,308
10 Virginia 790 599 to 972 1,362 to 1,735
11 Massachusetts 759 613 to 973 1,355 to 1,715
12 Michigan 329 823 to 1,377 1,140 to 1,694
13 North Carolina 503 534 to 917 1,027 to 1,410
14 Maryland 633 453 to 747 1,074 to 1,368
15 Oregon 430 431 to 721 838 to 1,128
16 Wisconsin 177 548 to 914 716 to 1,082
17 Tennessee 229 447 to 786 671 to 1,010
18 Minnesota 238 439 to 713 668 to 942
19 Alabama 507 248 to 410 741 to 903
20 Louisiana 357 340 to 540 680 to 880
21 Missouri 236 388 to 640 618 to 870
22 South Carolina 308 326 to 556 628 to 858
23 Indiana 124 428 to 698 550 to 820
24 Mississippi 408 204 to 363 606 to 765
25 Iowa 91 369 to 670 457 to 758
26 Georgia 239 319 to 527 549 to 757
27 West Virginia 410 184 to 296 585 to 697
28 Arizona 210 293 to 473 492 to 672
29 Connecticut 249 249 to 411 495 to 657
30 Kentucky 118 316 to 538 429 to 651
31 Colorado 133 267 to 456 395 to 584
32 Kansas 95 265 to 450 354 to 539
33 Oklahoma 104 232 to 397 334 to 499
34 Maine 219 168 to 263 376 to 471
35 Arkansas 121 155 to 274 273 to 392
36 New Hampshire 107 127 to 210 231 to 314
37 Rhode Island 101 115 to 197 212 to 294
38 Delaware 169 80 to 126 244 to 290
39 Nebraska 65 129 to 210 194 to 275
40 Idaho 84 96 to 156 179 to 239
41 New Mexico 62 107 to 170 168 to 231
42 Montana 70 92 to 148 160 to 216
43 Utah 59 98 to 154 155 to 211
44 Nevada 69 88 to 129 153 to 194
45 Hawaii 59 79 to 135 137 to 193
46 North Dakota 32 66 to 115 94 to 143
47 Vermont 29 46 to 77 75 to 106
48 South Dakota 7 56 to 95 61 to 100
49 District Of Columbia 14 41 to 73 54 to 86
50 Wyoming 32 35 to 54 65 to 84
51 Alaska 25 23 to 31 46 to 54