Most Recent Data:
31.7 lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population (2021) *
25.1 per 100,000 *
34.8 lung cancer deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce the lung cancer death rate
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Lung cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Although lung cancer death rates have decreased in recent years, there are significant disparities by sex and race/ethnicity. Evidence shows that screening and interventions to prevent tobacco initiation and help people quit smoking can help lower the number of lung cancer deaths.
Topics: Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Tobacco Use
Workgroup: Cancer Workgroup