Data Sources

Data by Risk Factor




Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV)

New Cases of Cancer by Risk Factor


To identify cancer cases associated with preventable risk factors.

Key Information

  • Risk behavior: smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, obesity, and alcohol consumption.
  • Demographic information: Gender
  • Type of Cancer

Key Rhode Island Findings

  • Tobacco use is connected to almost half (45%) of all new cancer cases.
  • Obesity is linked to increases of kidney, esphogus and uterus cancer.
  • New cases of liver cancer, a cancer associated with alcohol use, have been rising on average 3% per year over the two decades.
  • HPV-associated cancers - orophayngeal in males, and vagina / vulva in females - are on the rise.