Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Montana females. It accounts for 33% of all cancers diagnosed in Montana women. Lung cancer 15% and colorectal cancer 11%
Approximately 730 Montana women are diagnosed with breast cancer yearly.
In 2009 the incidence rate of female breast cancer in Montana 129.6 per 100,000 women was similar to the incidence rate in the US 130.1 per 100,000 women.
In Montana over 60% of breast cancers were diagnosed at localized stage.
Cervical cancer incidence in Montana is low. It accounts for 1% of all dancers in Montana women.
In 2006-2010 32 Montana women were diagnosed with cervical cancer.
In Montana 53% of cervical cancers were diagnosed at the regional or distant stages.
212,000 adults have a diagnosis of arthritis.
13% ages 18-44
35% ages 45-64
55% age 65+
Of those diagnosed
29% are Caucasian
22% are hispanic
No % for african americans sample size to small
Asthma and allergies
12.4% of Montana adults age 18 and over and 20.9% of high school students have been diagnosed with asthma.
75,000 people in Montana have been diagnosed with asthma.
Approximately 700 hospitalizations are reported with a primary diagnosis if asthma a year.
Approximately 4200 hospitalizations are reported with a secondary diagnosis of asthma.
Hospitalizations are highest for children 0-4 years of age and adults 65+
Dustmites, cockroaches are not a common problem in Montana with the elevation and weather. Mold will thrive outside and inside if given a chance.
Montana’s air quality studies show they are 98.4% better than the national average.
With 29 days a year with moderate air quality.
And no days with unhealthy air quality.
Montana is very accepting of special needs children and their families. They support mainstreaming.
A much better, healthier place to live and raise a family than California. That’s the end result of my research. 🙂
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