To the Editor In the study by Dr Mokdad and colleagues regarding disparities in cancer mortality among US counties, 1 Florida county repeatedly stands out for highest rates of mortality nationally.1 The authors calculated that Union County, Florida, has 2 to 6 times the national rates of mortality for tracheal, bronchus and lung, kidney, liver, lip and oral cavity, colon and rectum, testicular, and pancreatic cancers.
Jaclyn M. Hall, Elizabeth A. Shenkman, Chiung-Shiuan Fu. Outlier in Analysis of Cancer Mortality by US County. JAMA. 2017;317(18):1910–1911. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4128