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Data Sources

Data by Risk Factor

Tobacco

Obesity

Alcohol

Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV)

New Cases of Cancer by Risk Factor

Purpose

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.