The table below is derived from data used to develop the Lung Cancer Index. It shows the states with highest lung-cancer prevalence in 2008.

State
Kentucky
West Virginia
Mississippi
Arkansas
Louisiana
Tennessee
Alabama
Missouri
Indiana
Maine

 

Prevalence of Lung Cancer per 100,000 residents
167
151
142
136
134
134
128
128
126
125

quote The highest prevalence of lung cancer is located in the south and midwest. 

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