Here are the top 20 states with the highest rates of skin cancer. There are some states that surprisingly didn’t make the top 20.
These numbers came from a survey done by Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is based on 9 million of their members who had been diagnosed with skin cancer from 2014 to 2016.
The Sunshine State led the way with by a large margin. Floridians were diagnosed at 7.1%.
The next five on the list were: Washington D.C., 5.8%, Connecticut, 5.6%, Maryland, 5.3% and Rhode Island, 5.3%.
The two states you’d expect to see in the top 20 that weren’t there were California and Hawai’i. Hawai’i actually had the lowest rate at 1.8%.
Editorial note: We realize that the results had Washington D.C. listed second, and we know that isn’t a state.