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Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota Have Highest Rate of Skin Cancer, According to QuoteWizard Report

SEATTLE, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces has released a new report which finds that states with the highest rates of new melanoma cases are primarily northern or colder weather states like Utah, Vermont, and  Minnesota. Meanwhile, Southern states such as Texas, New Mexico and Nevada, or those in warmer, sunnier climates have the lowest rates of new melanoma cases. 

Key Findings:

  • Top 10 highest rates of new melanoma cases are in Northern states with cooler climates, averaging 31.65 cases per 100,000 people
  • Bottom 10 lowest rates of new melanoma cases are found in warmer, Southern states which have an average of 16.95 cases per 100,000 people
  • Behaviors in sun exposure and racial demographics are likely the biggest factors in new Melanoma cases
  • Males (28.4) are disproportionately affected by new Melanoma cases compared to women (17.7)

To view the full report, visit: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/skin-cancer-rates-by-state 

Methodology

QuoteWizard analysts analyzed data from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to rank states based on the rate of new melanoma cases in the United States. Rate of new Melanoma cases is a per capita figure of cases per 100,000 people. 

The rankings below are from 1 (highest rate) to 50 (lowest rate). Included is each state's average annual temperature for perspective on the respective climate in every state. The 10 states with the highest melanoma rates have an average temperature of 46.9 °F compared to 52.6 °F for the bottom 10 states.

Skin Cancer Rank 
(1 Highest, 50
Lowest)

State

Rate of new Melanoma Cases Per 100k
People

Avg
°F

1

Utah

41.2

48.6

2

Vermont

41.1

42.9

3

Minnesota

31.1

41.2

4

New Hampshire

30.9

43.8

5

Idaho

29.8

44.4

6

Delaware

29.4

55.3

7

Kentucky

28.7

55.6

8

Nebraska

28.4

48.8

9

Iowa

28.2

47.8

10

Maine

27.7

41

11

Kansas

27.5

54.3

12

Montana

27.4

42.7

13

Ohio

26.2

50.7

14

North Carolina

26.2

59

15

Hawaii

25.9

70

16

Georgia

25.8

63.5

17

Washington

25.5

48.3

18

Arizona

25.3

60.3

19

Oklahoma

25.1

59.6

20

Massachusetts

24.5

47.9

21

Wisconsin

24.4

43.1

22

Alabama

24.4

62.8

23

Oregon

24.3

48.4

24

South Carolina

24.2

62.4

25

South Dakota

24.1

45.2

26

Maryland

24.1

54.2

27

Florida

24

70.7

28

Pennsylvania

23.1

48.8

29

North Dakota

22.4

40.4

30

California

22.4

59.4

31

Arkansas

22.2

60.4

32

West Virginia

22.1

51.8

33

Illinois

22.1

51.8

34

Rhode Island

21.7

50.1

35

Colorado

21.5

45.1

36

Indiana

21

51.7

37

New Jersey

20.7

52.7

38

Connecticut

20.5

49

39

Michigan

20.2

44.4

40

Wyoming

19.8

42

41

Virginia

19.2

55.1

42

Tennessee

19

57.6

43

Missouri

18.6

54.5

44

Nevada

18.2

49.9

45

New York

17.7

45.4

46

Mississippi

17.7

63.4

47

Louisiana

16.3

66.4

48

New Mexico

15.7

53.4

49

Alaska

14.5

26.6

50

Texas

12.6

64.8

About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

About LendingTree LendingTree (TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information, go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

Media Contacts:

Jericka - jericka@lendingtreenews.com 

Nathan - nathan@lendingtreenews.com 

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