What Are the Cancer Rates of Various Metrics for Each US State in 2016?

The following data visualization was developed in Microsoft Power BI.  It allows you to explore cancer rates by cancer type, sex, and US state from various metric perspectives: prevalence, death, DALYs (Disability-adjusted life years), and YLLs (Years of life lost).  The data is compiled by IHME (Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation) and can be downloaded from their GHDx results tool.  The rates are age-standardized and per 100,000 population.

Definition of Terms:

Prevalence – The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time.

DALYs – The sum of years lost due to premature death (YLLs) and years lived with disability (YLDs). DALYs are also defined as years of healthy life lost.

YLLs – Years of life lost due to premature mortality.

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GBD Results tool: Global Burden of Disease Collaborative Network.
Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (GBD 2016) Results.
Seattle, United States: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2017.
Available from http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-results-tool.

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