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Comment & Response
May 9, 2017

Outlier in Analysis of Cancer Mortality by US County

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville
JAMA. 2017;317(18):1910-1911. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4128

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.

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