Brain Tumor Facts

  1. Alabama

    In 2013, an estimated 1,090 people in Alabama were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 370 of those were malignant.


    Approximately 230 people from Alabama passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  2. Alaska

    In 2013, an estimated 140 people in Alaska were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 22 people from Alaska passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  3. Arizona

    In 2013, an estimated 1590 people in Arizona were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 580 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 267 people from Arizona passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  4. Arkansas

    In 2013, an estimated 680 people
    in Arkansas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 240 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 155 people from Arkansas passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  5. California

    In 2013, an estimated 7700 people in California were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 2710 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 1491 people from California passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  6. Colorado

    In 2013, an estimated 1120 people in Colorado were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 410 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 203 people from Colorado passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  7. Connecticut

    In 2013, an estimated 820 people in Connecticut were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 290 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 162 people from Connecticut passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  8. Delaware

    In 2013, an estimated 220 people in Delaware were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 80 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 42 people from Delaware passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  9. Florida

    In 2013, an estimated 4890 people in Florida were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 1710 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 877 people from Florida passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  10. Georgia

    In 2013, an estimated 2150 people in Georgia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 720 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 334 people from Georgia passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  11. Hawaii

    In 2013, an estimated 260 people in Hawaii were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 80 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 34 people from Hawaii passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 3 per 100,000 males and 2 per 100,000 females.2


  12. Iowa

    In 2013, an estimated 360 people in Idaho were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 130 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 76 people from Idaho passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 7 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.2


  13. Illinois

    In 2013, an estimated 2800 people in Illinois were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 980 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 505 people from Illinois passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  14. Indiana

    In 2013, an estimated 1450 people in Indiana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 520 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 305 people from Indiana passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  15. Iowa

    In 2013, an estimated 710 people in Iowa were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 260 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 184 people from Iowa passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  16. Kansas

    In 2013, an estimated 630 people in Kansas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 230 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 147 people from Kansas passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  17. Kentucky

    In 2013, an estimated 1000 people in Kentucky were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 360 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 204 people from Kentucky passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  18. Louisiana

    In 2013, an estimated 950 people
    in Louisiana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 320 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 201 people from Louisiana passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  19. Maine

    In 2013, an estimated 340 people in Maine were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 130 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 81 people from Maine will passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 10 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  20. Maryland

    In 2013, an estimated 1280 people in Maryland were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 420 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 219 people from Maryland passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  21. Massachusetts

    In 2013, an estimated 1520
    people in Massachusetts were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 540 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 303 people from Massachusetts will passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  22. Michigan

    In 2013, an estimated 2310 people in Michigan were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 810 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 520 people from Michigan passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  23. Minnesota

    In 2013, an estimated 1200 people in Minnesota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 440 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 233 people from Minnesota passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  24. Mississippi

    In 2013, an estimated 640 people
    in Mississippi were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 210 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 139 people from Mississippi passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  25. Missouri

    In 2013, an estimated 1390 people in Missouri were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 500 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 294 people from Missouri passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  26. Montana

    In 2013, an estimated 240 people in Montana were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 90 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 50 people from Montana passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  27. Nebraska

    In 2013, an estimated 400 people
    in Nebraska were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 150 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 95 people from Nebraska passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 7 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  28. Nevada

    In 2013, an estimated 630 people in Nevada were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 230 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 103 people from Nevada passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  29. New Hampshire

    In 2013, an estimated 330 people in New Hampshire were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 120 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 68 people from New Hampshire passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 10 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  30. New Jersey

    In 2013, an estimated 1970 people in New Jersey were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 680 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 344 people from New Jersey passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  31. New Mexico

    In 2013, an estimated 460 people in New Mexico were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 170 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 75 people from New Mexico passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  32. New York

    In 2013, an estimated 4430 people in New York were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1510 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 772 people from New York passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  33. North Carolina

    In 2013, an estimated 2190 people in North Carolina were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 750 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 379 people from North Carolina passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  34. North Dakota

    In 2013, an estimated 150 people in North Dakota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 35 people from North Dakota passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  35. Ohio

    In 2013, an estimated 2690 people
    in Ohio were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 950 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 559 people from Ohio passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  36. Oklahoma

    In 2013, an estimated 810 people
    in Oklahoma were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 290 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 179 people from Oklahoma passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  37. Oregon

    In 2013, an estimated 920 people in Oregon were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 340 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 211 people from Oregon passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  38. Pennsylvania

    In 2013, an estimated 3050 people in Pennsylvania were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 1080 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 602 people from Pennsylvania passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  39. Rhode Island

    In 2013, an estimated 250 people in Rhode Island were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 90 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 50 people from Rhode Island passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  40. South Carolina

    In 2013, an estimated 1100 people in South Carolina were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 370 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 205 people from South Carolina passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  41. South Dakota

    In 2013, an estimated 190 people in South Dakota were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 70 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 42 people from South Dakota passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  42. Tennessee

    In 2013, an estimated 1480 people in Tennessee
    were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 520 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 329 people from Tennessee passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  43. Texas

    In 2013, an estimated 5200 people in Texas were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 1880 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 898 people from Texas passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  44. Utah

    In 2013, an estimated 550 people in Utah were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 210 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 96 people from Utah passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  45. Vermont

    In 2013, an estimated 160 people in Vermont were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 60 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 32 people from Vermont passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 8 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  46. Virginia

    In 2013, an estimated 1780 people in Virginia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated
    that 610 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 303 people from Virginia passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 5 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  47. District of Columbia

    In 2013, an estimated 130 people in Washington, DC were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor.1


    Approximately 20 people from Washington, DC passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 4 per 100,000 males and 3 per 100,000 females.2


  48. Washington

    In 2013, an estimated 1530 people in Washington were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 560 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 341 people from Washington passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 8 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  49. West Virginia

    In 2013, an estimated 450 people in West Virginia were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 160 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 100 people from West Virginia passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  50. Wisconsin

    In 2013, an estimated 1320 people in Wisconsin were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 480 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 294 people from Wisconsin passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 9 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 6 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


  51. Wyoming

    In 2013, an estimated 120 people in Wyoming were diagnosed with a primary brain or other nervous system tumor. It is estimated that 50 of those were malignant.1


    Approximately 24 people from Wyoming passed away in 2013 due to a brain or other nervous system tumor.2

    The incidence rate is approximately 7 per 100,000 males and 6 per 100,000 females.3

    The mortality rate is approximately 5 per 100,000 males and 4 per 100,000 females.2


1CBTRUS (2012). CBTRUS Statistical Report Supplement 2012: Primary Brain and Central Nervous Tumors Diagnosed in the United States in 2005-2009. Source Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States, Honsdale, IL. Website www.cbtrus.org

2Cancer in North America: 2005-2009. Volume Three Registry-Specific Cancer Mortality in the United States and Canada. North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, June 2012.

3Cancer in North America: 2005-2009. Volume Two Registry-Specific Cancer Incidence in the United States and Canada. North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, June 2012.



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