A Stark Gap in Breast Cancer Deaths – NY Times

By ALASTAIR DANT, HANNAH FAIRFIELD AND KAREN YOURISH

The difference in mortality rates between black women and white women with breast cancer has widened since 1975, in part because black women have not benefited as much from improvements in screening and treatment. Among the states with available data, Tennessee has the largest gap. Massachusetts, where the rates have converged, has the smallest.

Note: Rates calculated as a five year moving average. States shown have at least 16 breast cancer deaths for both races in each year.
 
For a full State by State comparison see:
 
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By timmreardon

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