State-by-state mortality statistics for asbestos-related mesothelioma.
According to mesothelioma statistics and facts provided by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), the number of cases of mesothelioma are expected to peak in the United States in 2010. Most cases are related to incidents of job-related asbestos exposure that occurred decades earlier in industries heavily dependent on asbestos-based products, like the construction, automobile repair and shipbuilding industries.
Mesothelioma statistics and facts
July 27, 2010 – Mesothelioma statistics and facts provided by the CDC reveal the following:
- The six states with the highest mesothelioma death rates were Maine, Wyoming, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington;
- A total of 18,068 malignant mesothelioma deaths were reported between 1999 and 2005, an average of 3,000 deaths per year;
- The greatest number of mesothelioma deaths occurred among those 75 years or older;
- More than 80 percent of the deaths (14,591) involved men diagnosed with mesothelioma;
- More than 95 percent of the deaths (17,180) involved whites diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Weitz & Luxenberg supports the above mesothelioma statistics and facts with related facts that help improve asbestos awareness. Occupational asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma. History shows that asbestos awareness saves lives.
Mesothelioma statistics and facts by state
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