Breast Cancer


Statistics and Mortality Rates

  • An estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. in 2016, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer
  • According to 2016 Ohio Annual Cancer Report, breast cancer was second leading cause of cancer incidence in Ohio in 2013.
  • According to the Incidence Rate Report for Ohio, Breast 2009-2013, the age-adjusted incidence rate for the US was 123.3.
  • The incidence rate for Ohio was 122.0 per 100,000, placing Ohio in the second highest tier for incidence rates across the U.S.
  • According to the Death Rate Report for Ohio, Breast 2009-2013, of the 18 counties surveyed, Mahoning County has the highest rate of 26.7 per 100,000, followed by Jefferson at 26.4.
  • Harrison County had the lowest incidence rate (102.1 per 100,000) and Holmes County had the lowest mortality rate (16.5)

Breast Cancer Screening Rates

  • 2012 Ohio Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey indicated 60% of Ohio women 40 and older reported having had a mammogram in the past year.
  • More African Americans (64%) than whites (60%)
  • Less than the 2013 national average of 69%
  • Women who have less than a high school education, who have no health insurance coverage or who are recent immigrants are least likely to have had a recent mammogram. (ACS)

Cervical Cancer


Statistics and Mortality Rates

  • An estimated 12,990 women in the United States diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016.
  • Public health reports and results from research articles have revealed that cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates are, in general, higher in Appalachia Ohio.
  • An average of 456 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed annually in Ohio between 2009 and 2013, a rate of 7.5 per 100,000 (the same rate for the U.S. during this time period)
  • The average mortality rate in Ohio was 2.5 per 100,000, or an annual average of 167 deaths.
  • Of the 18 counties surveyed, Harrison County had the highest incidence rate of 17.4 per 100,000 followed by Jefferson (14.2)
  • Medina County had the lowest incidence rate at 2.3 per 100,000
  • Jefferson and Ashtabula Counties had the highest mortality rate of 3.8 per 100,000, followed by Columbiana at 3.5
  • Portage County had the lowest mortality rate of 1.6

Cervical Cancer Screening

  • According to the 2014 BRFSS, 82% of female Ohioans 21 to 65 reported having had a Pap test within the last three years.
  • The percentage of Pap testing was lowest for those with less than a high school education (68%) and those with the lowest household income of less than $25,000 per year (74%).
  • Highest for college graduates (88%) and those with the highest household income of greater than $50,000 per year (88%)
  • National survey data indicates that only 33% of Ohio female adolescents received three doses of the HPV vaccine in 2011. In comparison, 35% of female adolescents in the US were estimated to have received three doses of the HPV vaccine.