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High Colorectal Cancer Rates in Ashland County

June 7, 2024

Ashland County’s 2023-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan identified colorectal cancer incidence rates as an area of concern. Data from the National Cancer Institute Measurement period of 2016-2020 reflects the following deaths/100,000 population: 23.3 for Ashland County; 14.5 for Ohio; and 13.3 for the United States. The Healthy People 2030 Target is 8.9 deaths/100,000. Ashland County’s health and human service agencies are trying to identify why this number is high.

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